Orthogonal Worldviews in a Cultural Landscape of a Power Plant Technology: Multicultural Communities of Chinese and Malay

By Faizul Shamsudin and C.J.H. Midden.

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In this study, we explore whether people’s worldviews are orthogonal. An orthogonal structure of worldviews was found from two independent studies in multi-cultural communities to be affected by a coal power plant technology. The two-dimensional worldview orientations were in rectangular(orthogonal) directions of traditions and economy. Traditional (e.g., assigning greater importance to religion and customs) and economic growth (e.g., stressing financial gains and economic development) worldviews were found to directly affect attitudes towards coal power plant technology.

Keywords: Worldviews, Attitudes, Coal Power Plant Technology

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp.59-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 577.863KB).

Faizul Shamsudin

Lecturer, Department Computer Science, Faculty (Kulliyyah) Information Comunication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lecturing and research in Artificial Intelligence, Man-Machines and programing languages such as Prolog, SQL, Java and C++. Completed research in Artificial Intelligence, man-machine interactions (cultural landscapes and visual aesthetics) and codification of ancient lithographs. On-going research in neuro-computing and brain degeneration due for completion in November 2008.

Prof. C.J.H. Midden

Professor, Man-Technology Interactions, Faculty Technology Management, Technology University Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Research in risk perceptions, environmental psychology, biotechnology man-machines and persuasive computing.

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