Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Associated with Waste Management in Jos South Metropolis, Plateau State

Audu Andrew Jatau

Abstract


This study determined the knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with waste management in Jos south metropolis. A cross-sectional survey design was employed for the study. A self developed knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with waste management questionnaire (KAPQ) was the instrument used for data collection. Data collected were analysed using frequency distribution, percentages, means, chi-square and t-test statistics. The findings of the study revealed that respondents with higher level of education (N.C.E/B.Ed) possessed corrected level of knowledge of the impact of improper waste management on health than those with lower level of education (TCII/SSCE). Age 31+ exhibit positive attitudes associated with waste management than age 15-30. Both TCII/SSCE and NCE/B.Ed holders exhibit positive practices associated with waste management. Level of education had statistical significant influence on knowledge of waste management. Age has no statistical significant influence on attitudes associated with waste management. Level of education had statical significant influence on practices associated with waste management. Based on these, the paper proffered suggestions on ways to curtail the problems of waste management.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n5p119


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