Investigation of public attitude towards renewable energy sources by word association method in Hungarian settlements

  • György Szabó University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • István Fazekas University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Csaba Patkós University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Zsolt Radics University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Péter Csorba University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Tamás Tóth University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Enikő Kovács University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Tamás Mester University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Lóránd Szabó University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology
Keywords: renewable energy, energy utilization, word association examination, population attitudes

Abstract

In the framework of a questionnaire survey an attitude examination were made among of inhabitants of 3-3 settlements of Hajdú-Bihar and Heves county in connection with the renewable energy sources. With the help of the word-association method we tried to assess whether the population of the examined settlements is aware of the meaning of the renewable energy sources and its utilisation opportunities. We tried to determine the attitude of the inhabitants to the renewable energy sources. It turned out that the conceptual picture of the inhabitants about the renewable energy sources is quite superficial, but at the same time their attitude unambiguously positive. It turned out, that the inhabitants with higher educational level and the younger people have the most accurate knowledge about the renewable energy sources.

Published
2018-04-04
How to Cite
Szabó, G., Fazekas, I., Patkós, C., Radics, Z., Csorba, P., Tóth, T., Kovács, E., Mester, T., & Szabó, L. (2018). Investigation of public attitude towards renewable energy sources by word association method in Hungarian settlements. Journal of Applied Technical and Educational Sciences, 8(1), 6-24. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24368/jates.v8i1.25
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Articles and Studies