Energy literacy of vocational students in Taiwan

Lung-Sheng Lee, Liang Te Chang, Chih Chien Lai, Yunn Horng Guu, Kuen-Yi Lin

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Abstract

In this study, we administered a questionnaire to 1001 vocational high school students to ascertain their literacy with regard to energy saving and carbon-emissions reduction (ESCER) and to analyze whether their literacy was affected by their gender or academic major. The data analysis produced the following conclusions: (1) behaviors pertaining to ESCER among vocational high school students should be enhanced by promoting appropriate affect rather than solely by conveying knowledge; (2) female students displayed superior knowledge and affect regarding ESCER compared with male students; and (3) students majoring in agriculture performed better than other students in terms of knowledge, affect, and behavioral aspects related to ESCER. The execution and results of this study can serve as a reference for courses or education related to this topic targeting vocational high school students to promote literacy for ESCER, thereby increasing students’ effectiveness in related issues in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-873
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironmental Education Research
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 3

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Keywords

  • affect
  • behavior
  • carbon saving
  • energy literacy
  • knowledge

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Energy literacy of vocational students in Taiwan. / Lee, Lung-Sheng; Chang, Liang Te; Lai, Chih Chien; Guu, Yunn Horng; Lin, Kuen-Yi.

In: Environmental Education Research, Vol. 23, No. 6, 03.07.2017, p. 855-873.

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Lee, Lung-Sheng ; Chang, Liang Te ; Lai, Chih Chien ; Guu, Yunn Horng ; Lin, Kuen-Yi. / Energy literacy of vocational students in Taiwan. In: Environmental Education Research. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 855-873.
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