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A Study on Developing a Communicative Rational Action Scale

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Department of Management and Organization, Kula Vocational School, Manisa Celal Bayar University, 45140 Manisa, Turkey
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Department of Economics, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, 800201 Galati, Romania
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Department of Business Administration, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, 800201 Galati, Romania
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School of Foreign Languages, Manisa Celal Bayar University, 45140 Manisa, Turkey
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Department of Management and Organization, Ahmetli Vocational School, Manisa Celal Bayar University, 45140 Manisa, Turkey
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Academic Editors: Antonino Galati, Demetris Vrontis and Evangelia Siachou
Sustainability 2021, 13(11), 6317; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116317
Received: 26 April 2021 / Revised: 23 May 2021 / Accepted: 25 May 2021 / Published: 2 June 2021
The aim of this study is to develop a Communicative Rational Action Scale and analyze its validity and reliability. The scale has been prepared for all administrators and especially for firm administrators based on Max Weber’s rationalizing theory and Jürgen Habermas’ communicative action theory. The scale reveals to what extent administrators’ behaviors are communicatively rational while deciding or acting. In total, 282 participants joined this study. The sample group consisted of senior administrators of 87 firms acting in Turkey’s different Organized Industrial Zones or Free Zones. Data were analyzed by the SPSS 21 and AMOS 22 programs. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were applied to the obtained data. In order to test item discrimination, total item correlations were calculated and items under the value of 0.40 were removed from the scale. Exploratory factor analysis revealed 21 articles and five factors. The correlation coefficient of the 21-article scale with a similar scale is 0.979 (p < 0.001). The Cronbach’s alpha value is 0.945 and the test–retest correlation parameter is r = 0.793 (p < 0.001). In conclusion, it was determined by confirmatory factor analysis that the Communicative Rational Action Scale has a good cohesion criterion, and it is a valid and reliable assessment instrument. View Full-Text
Keywords: communicative rational action; practical rationality; stakeholders; firm family communicative rational action; practical rationality; stakeholders; firm family
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Çamlı, A.Y.; Virlanuta, F.O.; Palamutçuoğlu, B.T.; Bărbuță-Mișu, N.; Güler, Ş.; Züngün, D. A Study on Developing a Communicative Rational Action Scale. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116317

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Çamlı AY, Virlanuta FO, Palamutçuoğlu BT, Bărbuță-Mișu N, Güler Ş, Züngün D. A Study on Developing a Communicative Rational Action Scale. Sustainability. 2021; 13(11):6317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116317

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Çamlı, Ahmet Y., Florina O. Virlanuta, Bedrettin T. Palamutçuoğlu, Nicoleta Bărbuță-Mișu, Şeref Güler, and Deniz Züngün. 2021. "A Study on Developing a Communicative Rational Action Scale" Sustainability 13, no. 11: 6317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116317

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