Knowledge, attitude and behavior of the urban poor concerning solid waste management: A case study

Md Wahid Murad, Chamhuri Siwar

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Abstract

This study has developed three Logistic Regression Models to determine and analyze the factors that could affect knowledge, attitude and behavior of the urban poor concerning solid waste management. To pursue the objective, the study has collected primary data from the level of living conditions of the poor residing in the squatters and low-cost flats of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. The empirical results of the study are exciting as they provide evidence to the effect that knowledge, attitude and behavior of the urban poor communities concerning solid waste management are adequate and satisfactory. Hence, the low socio-economic profile of the urban poor has not been proven as causal to environmental degradation. The study suggests that it is inherent to improve the quality of lifestyles of the poor to enable them to come out of poverty threshold, even though an adequate and satisfactory solid waste management system exists amongst the communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3356-3367
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences
Volume7
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2007

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Knowledge
  • Kuala Lumpur City
  • Logistic regression models
  • Solid waste management
  • Urban poor

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Knowledge, attitude and behavior of the urban poor concerning solid waste management : A case study. / Murad, Md Wahid; Siwar, Chamhuri.

In: Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 22, 15.11.2007, p. 3356-3367.

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