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Ethical Unconcern Scale: Construction and Validation

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  • Antonia DELISTAVROU

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    (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki)

  • Irene TILIKIDOU
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    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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    Article provided by Spiru Haret University in its journal Published in Procedia of Economics and Business Administration.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 (December)
    Pages: 104-113

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    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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