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Ethical Unconcern Scale: Construction and Validation



    () (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki)



Presents the development procedure of an Ethical Unconcern (EthU) scale. The procedure included literature search, brainstorming and discussion groups to generate the pool of the initial 99 items. A student survey was conducted to refine the measure. Item analysis and reliability assessment resulted in an initial scale of 25 items. A consumer survey was conducted in the urban area of Thessaloniki, Greece, in order to test the initial EthU scale. Item-to-total correlation and alpha-if-item deleted were applied in the consumer sample and the results indicated that all items obtained coefficients greater than 0.30. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) followed by the employment of PCA. Five factors with eigenvalues greater than 1 were found to explain 61.34% of the variance. Four items (two with a factor loading

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  • Antonia DELISTAVROU & Irene TILIKIDOU, 2014. "Ethical Unconcern Scale: Construction and Validation," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 1(1), pages 104-113, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:1:y:2014:i:1:104-113

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    1. Andreas Chatzidakis & Sally Hibbert & Andrew Smith, 2007. "Why People Don’t Take their Concerns about Fair Trade to the Supermarket: The Role of Neutralisation," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 74(1), pages 89-100, August.
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    Ethical Consumption; Ethical Unconcern; Measure Development;

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    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing


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