The study on the validity and reliability of the sustainable development awareness scale
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Abstract: This study aims to develop a scale in order to determine the awareness level of individuals within the framework of the sustainable development. The study group is formed by 504 students. For the validity of scope of the scale, experts were consulted. In order to determine the validity of the scale; exploratory factor analysis was conducted; total substance correlations and substance distinctiveness capacities were calculated. On the other hand, in order to determine the reliability of the scale; the level of internal consistency and the level of stability were calculated. As a consequence, the sustainable development awareness scale, being developed, may be regarded as a valid and reliable instrument while determining the sustainable development awareness levels of individuals. © IDOSI Publications, 2011.