The objective of this study was to build and validate a scale to analyze the knowledge, attitudes and practices on the sustainability of university students.
Psychometric validation was carried out using the criteria of internal consistency, reliability, discriminant power, content validity and predictive validity.
The KAP scale designed in this study demonstrated excellent psychometric properties and is apt for evaluating knowledge, attitudes and practices in university students.
Transitions toward sustainability require changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to sustainability, making it necessary to have tools that support educational interventions for sustainability that tend toward a generation of changes in the decisions and behavior of people. In that sense, a KAP scale can be a useful tool to support these interventions. However, studies that use validated scales are scarce.
This work was funded by Co-operative University of Colombia (Medellin) and University of Antioquia.
Salas-Zapata, W. and Cardona-Arias, J.A. (2020), "Construction and validation of a knowledge, attitudes and practices scale related to sustainability in university students", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-12-2019-0307Download as .RIS
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