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Psychometric Properties of the Affective Dimension of the Generic Macro-Competence Assessment Scale: Analysis Using Rasch Model

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Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University Campus of Cartuja, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Department of Basic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitat de València, Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Facultad de Medicina, Campus de Teatinos 12 s/n, Instituto de Investigación de Málaga, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
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Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Campus of Espinardo, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Academic Editor: María del Mar Molero Jurado
Sustainability 2021, 13(12), 6904; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126904
Received: 28 April 2021 / Revised: 2 June 2021 / Accepted: 11 June 2021 / Published: 18 June 2021
The study of the affective dimension of transversal competences is essential for the development of responsible behaviors and maintaining attitudes committed to sustainable development. The importance attributed to each of these factors can predict behavior implementation and awareness of values for sustainable development that reflect the acquisition and internalization of sustainability-related generic competences. This study aimed to determine the psychometric properties of the affective dimension of the Generic Macro-Competence Assessment (AGMA) scale by applying Rasch measurement model to a sample of Spanish university students, comprising 387 Spanish university students (74.9% women; mean age = 21.24; WD = 3.54; range: 17–34). Results demonstrated a lack of adjustment to the Rasch model due to item 1, and all items showed disordered response category thresholds. The remaining nine-item scale achieved all requirements of the model (χ2 = 61.46; p = 0.052), including unidimensionality. Thus, the scale’s psychometric properties indicate an easy-to-apply instrument for screening these factors for coping strategies in undergraduate and graduate Spanish students. The results can help in justifying the design of interdisciplinary intervention programs, in which affective factors are essential for sustainable development education. View Full-Text
Keywords: generic competencies; common good; socio-affective factors; sustainability education; Rasch model; university students generic competencies; common good; socio-affective factors; sustainability education; Rasch model; university students
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Morales-Rodríguez, F.M.; Martí-Vilar, M.; Peláez, M.A.N.; Lozano, J.M.G.; Martínez-Ramón, J.P.; Caracuel, A. Psychometric Properties of the Affective Dimension of the Generic Macro-Competence Assessment Scale: Analysis Using Rasch Model. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6904. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126904

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Morales-Rodríguez FM, Martí-Vilar M, Peláez MAN, Lozano JMG, Martínez-Ramón JP, Caracuel A. Psychometric Properties of the Affective Dimension of the Generic Macro-Competence Assessment Scale: Analysis Using Rasch Model. Sustainability. 2021; 13(12):6904. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126904

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Morales-Rodríguez, Francisco M., Manuel Martí-Vilar, Manuel A.N. Peláez, José M.G. Lozano, Juan P. Martínez-Ramón, and Alfonso Caracuel. 2021. "Psychometric Properties of the Affective Dimension of the Generic Macro-Competence Assessment Scale: Analysis Using Rasch Model" Sustainability 13, no. 12: 6904. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126904

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