Pro-Environmental Behavior (PEB) and Its Related Factors’ Construct Validity

I. Made Putrawan

One of the most topics discussed in any development is environmental issues. This research aimed at validating students’ pro-environmental behavior (PEB) including all exogenous variables, i.e. instructional environmental leadership (IEL), environmental personality (EP), naturalistic intelligence (NI), new environmental Paradigm (NEP), and environmental moral (EM). A survey used by involving 132 senior high school students. There were six instruments developed to measure students’ PEB (17 items), IEL (18 items), EP (19 items), NI (15 items), NEP (21 items), and EM (13 items). Data analyzed by item to scale correlation, Cron bach for instruments reliability, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (ECFA). The research results revealed that its reliability respectively was .612 (PEB), .882 (IEL), .662 (EP), .686 (NI), .801 (NEP), and .600 (for EM). There was only 1 item for naturalistic intelligence was not valid, but all items (variable) have high factors loading for all instruments, except for NI, indicated that they have strong construct validity and suggested eligible for further environmental research. When it was related to correlation among variables, it was found that EP and NEP have strong and positive contribution to students’ PEB meant that in implementing environmental education, EP and NEP should be taken into consideration when students PEB needed to be improved positively.

Volume 11 | 09-Special Issue

Pages: 362-370

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11/20192580