Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Waste Management among Primary School Children

Sulistyawati, Sulistyawati and Sukesi, Tri Wahyuni and Mulasari, Surahma Asti and Tentama, Fatwa and Nur Djannah, Sitti (2020) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Waste Management among Primary School Children. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 8 (4). pp. 24-30. ISSN 2581-6268

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Introduction: Waste is becoming a problem until recently in many countries. Globally, the amount
of wastes has increased with the growing population and the level of consumerism in society. One
investment in the future to control waste production is by providing the value of waste treatment
from an early age of children. The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge, attitude,
and practice regarding waste management among primary school children.
Study Design: Pre-experimental, with a one-shot case study design, was used in this study.
Methodology: Forty children in primary school, aged between 11 and-12 years, were sampled in
this study. The intervention was delivered through an oral presentation and play video followed by
a survey using tested questionnaires contained knowledge, attitude and practice towards waste
management questions.
Results: More than 70% of respondents answered with a satisfying score in all questions.
However, respondents had less than 70% in knowledge about waste type. Most of the respondents
said there was no waste treatment facility in their schools. Respondents disliked the enactment of
punishment for those who did not imbibe the spirit of waste disposal effectively and efficiently.
Conclusion: Our result implies respondent knowledge about waste management is sufficient, but
it is essential to push them to practice the knowledge in their daily life.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Public Health (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) > FKM Doc
Depositing User: Dra Sitti Nur Djannah
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 06:03
Last Modified: 14 May 2022 02:29

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