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The assessment of consumer sensitivity to animal welfare: An application of Rasch Model
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Autori/Curatori: Enrico Gori, Ting Fa Margherita Chang, Luca Iseppi, Beniamino Cenci Goga, Maria Francesca Iulietto, Paola Sechi, Maria Antonietta Lepellere 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2017 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  21 P. 107-127 Dimensione file:  275 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2017-001008
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The sensitivity has become a mass phenomenon, still in expansion. The Euro-pean Commission, during last decade, carried out several surveys on food quality and animal welfare. This research, using data from a survey conducted on 320, respondents and applying the Rasch model on 14 selected questions (items), wants to develop a measure that appears representative of a latent variable defined as ‘Sensitivity towards Animal Welfare’. The ability to measure the individual level of this ‘Sensitivity’ therefore represents an interesting and important result, especially if there are correlations between this variable and other variables characterizing the opinions and habits of individuals, both in general and in relation to consumer decisions.

La sensibilità nei confronti degli animali è diventata un fenomeno di massa, in continua espansione. La Commissione europea, nel corso dell’ultimo decennio, ha svolto diverse indagini sulla qualità degli alimenti e sul benessere degli animali. Questa ricerca, utilizzando i dati di un sondaggio condotto su 320 soggetti e applicando il modello di Rasch su 14 domande selezionate, vuole sviluppare una misura che sia rappresentativa di una variabile latente definita come "Sensibilità verso il benessere degli animali". La possibilità di misurare a livello individuale questa "sensibilità" rappresenta quindi un risultato interessante e importante, soprattutto se ci sono correlazioni tra questa variabile e altre variabili che caratterizzano le opinioni e le abitudini degli individui, sia in generale che in relazione alle decisioni dei consumatori.
Keywords: Benessere animale, Modello di Rasch, Soglie di Rasch-Andrich, comportamento del consumatore, sensibilità.

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Enrico Gori, Ting Fa Margherita Chang, Luca Iseppi, Beniamino Cenci Goga, Maria Francesca Iulietto, Paola Sechi, Maria Antonietta Lepellere, La valutazione della sensibilità del consumatore al benessere animale: un’applicazione del modello di Rasch in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2017, pp. 107-127, DOI:10.3280/RISS2017-001008

   

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