The Responsible Consumption Propensity Scale (Pedrini & Ferri, 2014) measured both consumers’ commitment to gather information on responsible products and his/her awareness on the possibility to exercise the power of legitimacy or sanction. The scale was used within the context of a study that explored the characteristics that may affect consumers’ perceptions and willingness to purchase socially and environmentally responsible products. The questionnaire contained 14 items. Factor analysis identified two factors: Orientation of consumers towards social and environmental information (5 items; e.g. "I don’t know firms that I think have bad soc/env performance") and inclusion of these dimensions in purchasing decision making (9 items; e.g., "I've bought a fair trade product in the last year"). In a sample of consumers, over 14 years of age, the Cronbach's alpha was 0.842, indicating adequate reliability. Confirmatory factor model with maximum likelihood estimation indicated test validity. (PsycTESTS Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • responsible consumption


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