A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management

Asmawati Desa, Nor Ba`Yah Abdul Kadir, Fatimah Yusooff

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Abstract

In Malaysia, the government is currently spending up to 40-70% of taxpayer's money annually for solid waste management. Less than 5% of all waste is being recycled, whereas up to 70% can actually be recycled or re used in some way. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning SWM among first year students (n= 589) using questionnaire survey. Results showed, the students' knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning SWM were moderate. So attempt to encourage, through education and awareness on managing solid waste in the campus and programs to promote attitude change and sustainable environmental practices must be carry out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages643-648
Number of pages6
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

Other

OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Awareness Status
  • Behaviour
  • Knowledge
  • Solid waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management. / Desa, Asmawati; Abdul Kadir, Nor Ba`Yah; Yusooff, Fatimah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 643-648.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Desa, A, Abdul Kadir, NBY & Yusooff, F 2011, A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 643-648, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.095
Desa, Asmawati ; Abdul Kadir, Nor Ba`Yah ; Yusooff, Fatimah. / A study on the knowledge, attitudes, awareness status and behaviour concerning solid waste management. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 643-648
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