Title: Design and validation of a rubric to evaluate the ethical project of life in university students

Authors: Andrea Juana Bautista Lima; Luis Gibran Juárez Hernández; Sergio Tobón

Addresses: Rural Normal School 'Lic. Benito Juárez', Tlaxcala, Mexico ' CIFE University Center, Tabachín 514, Bella Vista, C.P. 62140, Cuernavaca, Mexico ' CIFE University Center, Tabachín 514, Bella Vista, C.P. 62140, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Abstract: Acting with ethics means considering the implications of actions and the welfare of others, addressing environmental sustainability and seeking personal growth. From this perspective, the ethical project of life (EPL) emerges as a process of concrete actions in which people develop holistically applying universal values. Considering its conceptualisation and its key axes, an instrument was designed to evaluate the EPL. For its validation, the instrument underwent a review process from three experts, expert judgment, and a pilot group of university students. The experts made suggestions to improve aspects such as instructions, items and descriptors. In the expert judgment, all items and descriptors presented content validity (mean > 3.0, Aiken's V > 0.80, LCI > 0.50) in terms of relevance, and in drafting, an item was identified as requiring some improvement. Pilot group showed a high degree of satisfaction with the instrument. The proposed rubric is relevant to evaluate the EPL, since the elements and aspects in this instrument are meaningful indicators of what is intended to evaluate.

Keywords: ethical project of life; EPL; rubric; socioformation; content validity; Aiken's V.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2019.104093

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.4, pp.300 - 312

Received: 17 Jan 2019
Accepted: 15 Apr 2019

Published online: 12 Dec 2019 *

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