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Factor analysis in sustainable development research
Factor analysis in sustainable development research

Author(s): Iwona Olejnik, Blaženka Knežević, Magdalena Stefańska
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Methodology and research technology, Management and complex organizations, Environmental interactions, Marketing / Advertising, Human Resources in Economy, Business Ethics, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu
Keywords: factor analysis;sustainable consumption (SC);consumption;perceptions of ethics and social responsibility (PRESOR) scale;
Summary/Abstract: Too much data describing a given phenomenon requires synthesizing them. For this purpose, researchers can use various methods of analysis. Factor analysis is one of them. In this section, first the basic theoretical aspects of factor analysis, as well as the stages of its use are described while presenting the essential minimum necessary to understand the essence of the method. The second part presents an example of the use of this method in research on sustainable consumption. The last part of this chapter presents case study of the use of factor analysis in research on managers’ ethics in retail industry.

  • Page Range: 83-116
  • Page Count: 34
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English