Factors Affecting Public Participation in Solid Waste Management in Community Tourism of Lower South Andaman Islands: A Case Study of Koh Klang and Koh Sukron

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Kannika Ruangdej Chaosuansreecharoen
Thanapanan Akharawirawat
Paiboon Chaosuansreecharoen
Wittaya Hlupo
Ancharee Pongkaset
Saowalak Kongsanit


The cross-sectional analysis research aimed to study factors affecting public participation in solid waste management in the community tourism of Lower South Andaman Islands. The samples were representations of 334 persons  from Koh Sukorn and 310 persons  from Koh Klang. The research instrument was a questionnaire. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (stepwise multiple regression analysis). The research results revealed that three factors affected public participation in solid waste management, including training in solid waste management, enabling factors (reduce-reuse-recycle, collection, transportation, treatment, analysis, and disposal waste) and received information of solid waste management. Three factors predicted 20.40% of the variation in public participation in solid waste management. The training of solid waste management and enabling factors of solid waste management had a positive correlation with public participation in solid waste management, and receiving information about solid waste management had a negative correlation with public participation in solid waste management. Based on the results, the Subdistrict Administrative Organization enhanced public participation in solid waste management by organizing solid waste management training and providing enabling factors for solid waste disposal methods with sanitation.

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Ruangdej Chaosuansreecharoen K, Akharawirawat T, Chaosuansreecharoen P, Hlupo W, Pongkaset A, Kongsanit S. Factors Affecting Public Participation in Solid Waste Management in Community Tourism of Lower South Andaman Islands: A Case Study of Koh Klang and Koh Sukron. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];6(2):48-56. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/264231
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