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General Ecological Behavior Scale
The GEB Scale measures individual environmental attitudes, which is used in research and behavioral management. It is derived from the Guttmann scale by Fejer (1978), which consists of 40 items. A version that had previously been expanded to 65 items was then reduced by 15 items, resulting in the final version of the CER scale with the following areas of action: (1) Energy saving, (2) Mobility, (3) Waste avoidance, (4) Consumption, (5) Recycling and (6) Social engagement. Reliability: The separation reliability of the personal characteristics typically varies between rel = .71 and rel = .88. The test-retest reliability that was found is between rtt = .76 and rtt = .83 and even at rtt = .96 and rtt = .99 when the measurement error thinning was corrected. Validity: There is evidence of construct and criterion validity. Correlation coefficients are reported with r = 49 using a construct similar measure, the NEP. The prognostic validity could be proven in a study with drivers.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2020). Open Test Archive: GEB-50. General Ecological Behavior Scale. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9004402
Kaiser, F. G. (2020). GEB-50. General Ecological Behavior Scale [Verfahrensdokumentation, Fragebogen Deutsch und Englisch]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name GEB-50
English Name General Ecological Behavior Scale
Authors Kaiser, F. G.
Published in Test archive 2020
Copyright/Licence Copyright Author; CC BY-SA 4.0
Key words Environmental Attitudes
Language versions deu eng
Construct Ecological Behavior
Application age 18 years and older
Item number 50 items
Subscales (1) Energy saving, (2) Mobility, (3) Waste avoidance, (4) Consumption, (5) Recycling, (6) Social commitment
Application Time 5-10 min
Interpretation time 10-20 min
Reliability Separation reliability: rel = .71 and rel = .88. Test-retest reliability: rtt = .76-.83, rtt = .96- .99 (measurement error corrected).
Validity Evidence for construct and criterion validity is given.
Applications Research; Behavioral Management
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
Kaiser, F. G. & Mark Wilson (2004). Goal-directed conservation behavior: The specific com¬po¬sition of a general performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1531-1544.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. Dr. Florian G. Kaiser, former Co-Chief-Editor Journal of Environmental Psychology; Professor of Personality and Social Psychology; Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg; Institute of Psychology; P.O. Box 4120; D-39016 Magdeburg