Cues to Alcohol Consumption - Development of a Consolidated Model
Alcohol-related cues can significantly influence alcohol consumption. This research proposes to investigate integrating disparate cue-theory to create the Integrated Cues Model (ICM) with an aim to improve prediction of cued alcohol consumption and provide the ICM as a theoretical platform for the development and validation of the multifaceted Cues to Action Scale (CAS). Phase 1 of this research is completed. Study-1: Systematic literature review using a snowballing approach found relevant empirical studies assessing the validity of cue theory for five alcohol-related CAS cue categories; Study-2: content analysis of qualitative data captured by open questions relating to CAS categories identified forty-five new CAS items. Study-3: EFA identified six cue categories; Study-4: CFA found additional research is needed to complete SEM analysis.