Measurement of sustainable attitudes: A scale for businessstudents

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Using a non-probabilistic sample, the Appreciation for Sustainable Practices in Students (ASP-S) scale was administered to a total of 653 undergraduate and graduate business students in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. A range of psychometric validity (content, convergent, and discriminant) and reliability criteria were applied.
Convergent and discriminant validity was obtained from the ASP-S scale across all samples. During the internal validation process, two factors were found: systemic consciousness (10 items) and sustainable business leadership (9 items), both of which obtained acceptable reliability indices. The resulting structure is equivalent in all four countries.
The instrument can be applied by educators and assurance of learning areas to diagnose and measure the effectiveness of pedagogical strategies employed in sustainability courses imparted at Latin American business schools. As a result, it has applications for curriculum design. As a valid and reliable instrument set in the context of regional business praxis, it can promote an understanding of sustainable behaviors and practices in future Latin American leaders.
Period2 Feb 2024
ExamineeMaría Ángela Prialé Valle
Examination held at
Degree of RecognitionInternational