Questionnaire survey of the attitude of Laotian students aiming at the discussion on the factors affecting the public attitudes toward energy
遊佐 訓孝 Noritaka YUSA 宋 海成 Haicheng SONG
Education Public acceptance Questionnaire survey Regional characteristics Sociology Student
This study reports the results of questionnaire survey to evaluate the attitudes of Laotian students towards energy. The survey was conducted at four high schools in three cities, including Vientiane capital, in Lao PDR in 2017, and also at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos, in 2015-2017. The results of the survey were compared with earlier publications reporting the results of similar surveys targeting Japanese university students. The results revealed that Laotian students place higher importance on energy than the Japanese students do, evaluate ‘renewable’ energies, regard nuclear energy very negatively, and so on. It is very likely that Lao PDR will undergo drastic changes in education, economy, and also energy policy in a near future. Thus performing continued survey on the attitude of Laotian students and evaluating the results of the survey, including the discrepancy from the attitudes of Japanese students, on the basis of the environment surrounding them would contribute to discussing factors affecting the public attitudes towards energy.