This paper presents a comprehensive dataset of how public perceptions and its statistical implication on the behavioral adaptation toward the acceptability of bus reform scheme proposed by the government of Aceh, Indonesia. Studies indicate that public response to such a proposed policy is significantly related to the effectiveness of its implementation. Given the absence of studies from the developing countries context, a stated preference (SP) questionnaire is developed to investigate the public's consciousness concerning bus reform acceptance. A paper-pencil based questionnaire survey performed by direct interview was conducted in late 2017 and early 2018. The questionnaires were distributed with a total of 450 questionnaires valid. The most pertinent inquiries in our questionnaires were designated to attain (i) attitudinal indicators toward the acceptance of bus reform policy, (ii) attitudinal indicators related to perceived appropriateness of the policy, (iii) perceived awareness of problem private-mode in society, (iv) private-mode dependency, (v) inhibition of freedom of movements and (vi) correct and acceptable policy. We implemented a 4-point Likert scale such as 1 to 4 (strongly disagree to strongly agreed) in order to style the questionnaire easy to answer. A valid dataset was analyzed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) for revealing how public perception has statistically significant explained the perceived effectiveness of the proposed bus reform policy.
Saleh, S. M., Sugiarto, S., & Salmannur, A. (2019). Attitudinal dataset for mediating the effects of public acceptance on bus reform scheme in a developing country context. Data in Brief, 25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104035