KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DIVISION OF LEYTEJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2016-07-30
Authors : Jose Niňo A. Ramos; Elvira S. Pecajas;
Page : 1452-1463
Keywords : KEYWORDS: Knowledge; Attitudes; Practices; Solid Waste Management; Division of Leyte;
This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of solid waste management of secondary schools in the division of Leyte. It utilized a descriptive-correlational study. Majority of the respondents were in the age range 21 years old and below, more than half were females and single and greater bulk of the respondents were secondary level. In terms of knowledge in solid waste management, majority of the respondents stored their waste in the containers with covers, in waste processing point out that waste minimization got the highest rank. Open burning is the most common method in use for disposing waste in terms of waste paper/cartoon materials. The respondents’ attitude in solid waste management mostly “Agree” which means that they have positive attitudes and they are willing to follow the rules and policy in school. Meanwhile, the solid waste management practices are moderately and fairly practiced by the respondents which need more supervision by the school administrators. The educational attainment was significantly related to the waste storage and disposal of the knowledge in solid waste management.
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