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Skalensystem zur Erfassung des Umweltbewusstseins - Dritte, überarbeitete Version (1999)
SEU/3 measures environmentally relevant attitudes, behavioural readiness and behavioural habits. In addition, seven important areas of environmental awareness (energy saving in the household, environmentally friendly transport, sport and leisure, environmentally conscious shopping, social commitment, waste separation and recycling, water saving and water pollution control) can be assessed without confusing them with the theoretical concepts (E: attitude, SV: self-reported behaviour, VB: behavioural readiness). The environmental total (global scale) includes all 84 items of the content scales or the scales E, SV and VB. Four short scales are also available. Reliability: Cronbach's alpha was estimated (alpha = .62-.94) and the retest reliability after an average of 5 1/2 weeks (rtt = .70-.90). Validity: For all scales, significant mean differences between the subsamples of the general population (VS) and the members of different environmental protection groups could be verified. The members of the self-assessment sample were each assessed by three related persons with regard to all items, whereby the agreement of the assessors varied between r = .10-.88 for the 84 items (average: r = .55). The SEU scales also showed little or no correlation with scales distant from the construct (r < = .28). There were medium to high significant correlations with near-construction scales.
Schahn, J. (2000). SEU/3. Skalensystem zur Erfassung des Umweltbewusstseins - Dritte, überarbeitete Version (1999) [Verfahrensdokumentation und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name SEU/3
English Name Environmental Concern Scales (3rd revised version, 1999)
Authors Schahn, J.
Published in Test archive 2000
Copyright/Licence Copyright Author; CC-BY-SA 4.0
Key words Environmental Psychology, Conservation (Ecological Behavior), Environmental Attitudes, Pollution
Language versions deu
Construct Environmental awareness
Application age 18 years and older
Item number 84 items
Subscales (1) Attitude, (2) Self-reported behavior, (3) Willingness to behave, (4) Energy saving in the household, (5) Environmentally friendly transport, (6) Sports and leisure, (7) Environmentally conscious shopping, (8) Social commitment, (9) Waste separation and recycling, (10) Water saving and water pollution control; Global scale
Application time 30-45 min.; ca. 10-12 min. (short versions).
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .62-.94. Repeat reliability (average 5 1/2 weeks): rtt = .70-.90.
Validity Findings on convergent validity; group differences.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations.
Applications Diagnostics, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Schahn, J. (1999). Skalensystem zur Erfassung des Umweltbewusstseins - dritte, überarbeitete Version. Heidelberg: Universität, Psychologisches Institut.
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Dr. Joachim Schahn, Psychologisches Institut - Universität Heidelberg, Hauptstraße 47-51, D-69117 Heidelberg