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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Mismanagement of Plastic Waste and its Environmental Hazards among the Primary School Students in Selected Primary Schools of Kamrup District, Assam
Satri Kalita | Ashamani Kalita
Abstract: Plastic pollution in the environment is currently receiving global attention. Improper dumping of disused or abandoned plastic waste leads to environmental pollution. A Pre - experimental one group pretest- posttest design was adopted to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding mismanagement of plastic waste and its environmental hazards among the primary school students in selected primary schools of Kamrup District, Assam.86 primary school students were selected using convenience sampling technique. Self - structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Result shows that in the pre - test majority 60 (69.7%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 6 (7%) had adequate knowledge and 20 (23.3%) had inadequate knowledge. In post - test, out of 86 respondents, 53 (61.6%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 25 (29.1%) had adequate knowledge and 8 (9.3%) had inadequate. In pre - test mean knowledge score was 12.13?1.714 and in post - test mean knowledge score was 22.47?2.151 with mean difference of 10.33. The comparison was tested using paired t test with obtained (t=36.28) was statistically significant at p?0.05 level of significant. The study revealed that area of residence was found significant association with pre - test knowledge. The study concludes that Planned Teaching Programme was effective and useful means of educating the primary school students to improve their knowledge.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Planned Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Plastic waste, Environmental Hazards
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 832 - 836