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Formación universitaria

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CABANA, Segundo R.; ZAMARRENO, Ricardo A.; VELIZ, Rodrigo P.  and  SIERRA, Mauricio J.. Sustainable behavior predictors in undergraduate students at the University of La Serena, Chile. Form. Univ. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.6, pp.169-180. ISSN 0718-5006.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062020000600169.

The purpose of this research study is to develop a multivariate model that allows explaining and analyzing sustainable behavior of undergraduate students at the University of La Serena (ULS), Chile. A relational model with seven working hypotheses is proposed, which was assessed using the structural equation model (SEM) by the partial least squares (PLS) method. The results are statistical reliable and confirm that student sustainable behavior is a consequence of the simultaneous influence of five variables: environmental challenges, organizational values, institutional norms, environmental knowledge, and environmental behavior. These variables showed a positive direct and indirect influence, accounting for 57% of the behavior’s variance. In conclusion, the results confirm the hypotheses and the proposed model.

Keywords : environmental challenges; awareness; sustainable behavior; structural equations.

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