Factors Associated with Waste Disposal Behavior among People in Bang Kham District, Songkhla Province
Keywords:Knowledge, attitude, behavior, waste disposal
The purpose of this survey study was to investigate an association between knowledge, attitude and waste disposal behavior among people in Bang Kham District, Songkhla Province. In total, 394 samples were selected using multistage random sampling method. The data was collected using the questionnaires which were checked by three experts. The content validity was 0.79. The reliability coefficients of knowledge, attitude and behavior of waste disposal were 0.75, 0.72 and 0.76, respectively. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation. Results showed that knowledge ( ± SD.; 80.91 ± 11.59), attitude (2.46 ± 0.31) and behavior of waste disposal (2.41 ± 0.32) among people were rated at good level. The behavior of waste disposal among people was rated at moderate level (2.22 ± 0.32) Knowledge was statistically significantly associated with behavior of waste disposal among people (r = 0.13, p-value = 0.010). However, attitude was not associated with behavior of waste disposal among people (r = 0.030, p-value = 0.554). Results suggested that health professionals should promote among people’s knowledge related to waste disposal or recycle by modify waste disposal to be utensils in order to utilize in households and building income in the community.
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