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Spanish version of the Children’s Ecological Behavior (CEB) scale

Silvia Collado1, José A. Corraliza2, Miguel A. Sorrel2 and Gary W. Evans3

1 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona,
2 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and
3 Cornell University (USA)

Background: Children’s pro-ecological behaviors are usually registered using scales based on the idea of a simple connection between attitudes and behaviors. However, this relationship seems to be more complicated. The Children’s Ecological Behavior (CEB) Scale has been proposed as an alternative. Based on the Rasch model, it considers the different efforts needed to conduct a series of behaviors. This paper presents an improved adaptation of the CEB to Spanish population. Method: We back-translated the CEB into Spanish, increased the number of behaviors and collected data from 6- to 12-year-olds, using a game format procedure. Results: The scale can detect differences in the effort needed to perform various behaviors. Children’s pro-ecological attitudes and behaviors are positively related. No relationship was found between parents’ and children’s pro-ecological attitudes and behaviors. Conclusions: The Spanish version of the CEB scale emerges as a reliable tool to measure children’s pro-ecological behaviors.

Versión española de la escala de Comportamiento Ecológico para Niños (CEN). Antecedentes: el comportamiento pro-ecológico infantil suele registrarse con escalas basadas en la existencia de una conexión simple entre actitud y comportamiento. Sin embargo, esta relación parece ser más compleja. La escala de Comportamiento Ecológico para Niños (CEN) ha sido propuesta como una alternativa. Basándose en el modelo del Rasch, esta considera que distintas conductas requirieren distinto grado de esfuerzo. Se presenta una adaptación mejorada de la CEN a la población española. Método: se realizó una traducción inversa de la CEN, se amplió el número de conductas registradas y se recogieron datos con niños (6-12 años), usando un procedimiento de juegos. Resultados: la escala diferencia entre comportamientos que requieren distinto grado de esfuerzo. Existe una relación positiva entre las actitudes y el comportamiento pro-ecológico de los niños. No se encontró relación entre las actitudes y comportamiento pro-ecológico de padres e hijos. Conclusiones: la versión española de la escala CEN es un instrumento fiable para registrar conductas pro-ecológicas infantiles.


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