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Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS)

NCJ Number
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly Volume: 28 Issue: 2 Dated: April-June 2010 Pages: 111-127
Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D.; Amy R. Krentzman, Ph.D.; Casey C. Onder, B.A.; Justina L. Baryak, B.A.; Jennifer L. Murphy, B.A.; William H. Zywiak, Ph.D.; Robert L. Stout, Ph.D.
Date Published
April 2010
17 pages
This study provides psychometric findings for the scale Service to Others in Sobriety, a brief assessment of AA-related helping.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) participation has been measured in addiction research, but few validated tools distinguish components of this multidimensional construct. Data are derived from a sample of treatment-seeking alcoholics, and Service to Others in Sobriety validity and response stability is reported by using a test-retest sample. Findings demonstrated adequate psychometric properties of the Service to Others in Sobriety, including convergent validity, internal consistency (alpha = 0.92) and test-rest reliability (r = 0.94). The Service to Others in Sobriety is a valid measure of AA-related helping activities pertinent to the daily lives of recovering alcoholics. Tables, figure, and references (Published Abstract)