International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017


A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescents Regarding Mismanagement of Plastic Wastes and its Environmental Hazards in Selected Community Area, Nelamangala

Henna Malik | Kusum Roy [2]


Abstract: Aim To assess the knowledge and attitude of adolescents regarding mismanagement of plastic wastes and its environmental hazards in selected community area, Nelamangala. Methodology Non Experimental descriptive design was adopted in the present study. Simple Random sampling technique was used to select the sample size of 60 adolescents. The pre-test assessment of knowledge of adolescents was carried out using a structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude questionnaire regarding mismanagement of plastic wastes and its environmental hazards. . ResultsAssessment of the knowledge scores regarding revealed that majority of the adolescents 37 [61.67 %] had inadequate knowledge regarding plastic waste mismanagement and its environmental hazards followed by 23 [38.33 %] adolescents who had moderate knowledge, while none of them had adequate knowledge regarding plastic waste management and attitude assessment was done by Likert rating scale, 45 [75 %] adolescents had positive attitude towards plastic waste management, followed by 15 [25 %] adolescents who neutral attitude. Chi-square test was used to find the association between knowledge score, attitude with selected demographic variables. The results indicated that there was no association between the knowledge score and the selected demographic variables and there was no association between attitude and selected demographic variables. Coclusion The findings of the study showed that the adolescents had inadequate knowledge regarding plastic waste mismanagement and its environmental hazards and positive attitude towards plastic waste management.


Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Mismanagement of plastic waste, Adolescents


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,


Pages: 677 - 680


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