Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Waste Management among Primary School Children

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Sulistyawati Sulistyawati
Tri Wahyuni Sukesi
Surahma Asti Mulasari
Fatwa Tentama
Sitti Nur Djannah


Introduction: Waste is becoming a problem until recently in many countries. Globally, the amount of wastes has increased with the growing population and the level of consumerism in society. One investment in the future to control waste production is by providing the value of waste treatment from an early age of children. The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding waste management among primary school children.

Study Design: Pre-experimental, with a one-shot case study design, was used in this study.

Methodology: Forty children in primary school, aged between 11 and-12 years, were sampled in this study. The intervention was delivered through an oral presentation and play video followed by a survey using tested questionnaires contained knowledge, attitude and practice towards waste management questions.

Results: More than 70% of respondents answered with a satisfying score in all questions. However, respondents had less than 70% in knowledge about waste type. Most of the respondents said there was no waste treatment facility in their schools. Respondents disliked the enactment of punishment for those who did not imbibe the spirit of waste disposal effectively and efficiently.

Conclusion: Our result implies respondent knowledge about waste management is sufficient, but it is essential to push them to practice the knowledge in their daily life.

Education, children, knowledge, waste management

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Sulistyawati, S., Sukesi, T. W., Mulasari, S. A., Tentama, F., & Djannah, S. N. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Waste Management among Primary School Children. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 8(4), 24-30.
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