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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science


Development and Validation of Responsible Environmental Behavior Scale towards Solid Waste Management (REBS-SWM) in School Setting

( Vol-2,Issue-4,April 2016 )

Author(s): Joy D. Talens



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Page No: 191-197
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Keywords:

responsible environmental behavior, solid waste management.

Abstract:

This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable instrument to measure undergraduate students’ responsible environmental behavior towards solid waste management. Data gathered from 418 undergraduate students provided evidence for validity and reliability of the new instrument consists of 34 behavior items on a six point Likert type scale. Results of the factor analysis with varimax rotation showed that items constituting Responsible Environmental Behavior Scale towards Solid Waste Management (REBS – SWM) were grouped under three subscales: (1) Personality factors; (2) Knowledge on action strategy; and (3) Knowledge on issues. Each item had a factor loading of 0.40 or above with its own scale and the alpha reliability coefficient for all of the three subscales was 0.81. Thus, REBS – SWM is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used in the field of environmental and science education and can be used as basis for management of wastes in school setting.

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