Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Computer and Information Technology
Alejandra J Magana
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Promotion of energy efficiency practices among household has been employed in many interventions with a varying degree of success, mainly on developed countries. The purpose of the study is to promote and measure knowledge of proenvironmental behavior in undergraduate students in the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. The intervention used for this purpose provided personal and altruistic information about the impact of energy consumption activities in household. People’s perceptions and attitudes about behaviors that contribute and mitigate climate change were also investigated. Participants were students from undergraduate programs who are also inhabitants of the residence hall provided by the institution. The participation consisted in two surveys and a learning module. Students responded a survey before and after exposure to a learning module. Surveys focused on identifying knowledge, attitudes and intentions. The learning module provided information about three hypothetical scenarios and corresponding energy consumption estimates for each one.
Walsh, Yoselyn, "MULTIMEDIA LEARNING FOR INCREASING KNOWLEDGE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PROMOTION OF PROENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR: A STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN COSTA RICA" (2015). Open Access Theses. 1083.