Volume II-5/W3
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 251-256, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W3-251-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 251-256, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W3-251-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  12 Aug 2015

12 Aug 2015

Impact of learning content on World Heritage Site preservation awareness in town of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR: Application of Protection Motivation Theory

Y. S. Poong1, S. Yamaguchi2, and J. Takada1 Y. S. Poong et al.
  • 1Department of International Development Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Keywords: international development, world heritage site, education, awareness, protection motivation theory

Abstract. This paper addresses the need to systematically design learning content to promote world heritage site preservation awareness. Based on 212 samples from a local university in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, impact of learning content designed according to Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) is assessed through a repeated-measure t-test. Findings show that PMT-based learning content influences respondents’ on threat appraisal and coping appraisal towards the preservation of world heritage site.