International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Mismanagement of Plastic Waste and its Environmental Hazards among High School Students in selected School, Hubballi

Rizwanabi Ummerkhan | Manjunath G S | Sanjay M. Peerapur


Abstract: Background: Plastic changes the world weight less and strong. The use of plastics made life easy in day to day life. We can?t live without touching a plastic object in a single day. The development of science contributes lot of advantages as well as disadvantages. But the harmful effect of plastic is un imaginable. Its waste will destroy the whole world very soon if we are not taking any control measure. Most of the time unawareness is the cause of throwing plastic in open places. People don?t know the seriousness; people are not getting adequate education regarding such pollutant. Proving some information to the public regarding the harmful effect of plastic waste will help the environment by means of reduces, reuse, recycle method. A healthy environment is fundamental to life, and attention to the effects of the environment on human health is essential if we have to achieve the goal of health for all. Objective: Total four objectives were been formed and discussed in detail below. Material and Methods: An evaluate study was conducted among 45 high school students of selected school Hubballi. Probability; Simple Random Sampling Technique was used to select the samples. The research design used for the study was Pre-experimental: One group pre-test post-test design. Data was collected by structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale [Modified 5-Point Likert Scale]. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Overall results of the study revealed out of 45 subjects majority of them in pre-test 22(48.88%) had average knowledge, 15(33.33%) had poor knowledge, 08(17.79%) had good knowledge whereas in post-test 45(100%) had good knowledge regarding mismanagement of plastic waste and its environmental hazards. Regarding attitude, majority of them in pre-test 21(46.66%) had negative attitude, 16(35.55%) had neutral attitude and 08(17.79%) had positive attitude whereas in post-test 45(100%) had positive attitude regarding mismanagement of plastic waste and its environmental hazards. The calculated paired ?t? value (tcal = 45.92) was greater than the tabulated paired ?t? value (ttab=2.02). This indicates that the gain in knowledge score was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance. In case of attitude the calculated paired ?t? value (tcal=36.75) was greater than the tabulated paired ?t? value (ttab=2.02). This indicates that the change in attitude score was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance. There exists a negative correlation (rxy = -0.88) between pre-test knowledge and attitude scores of high school students. There was statistical association between pre-test knowledge scores and one of the socio-demographic variable i.e., gender. Regarding attitude, there was an association between pre-test attitude scores and socio-demographic variables like family income per month, education of father, education of mother, method of waste disposal. Conclusion: The study concluded that, the Structured Teaching Programme was effective in enhancing knowledge and changing the attitude regarding mismanagement of plastic waste and its environmental hazards.


Keywords: Plastic waste, High school students, Knowledge, Attitude, Structured Teaching Programme, Hazards, Mismanagement


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 1268 - 1271


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