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Sources of Information and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Solid Waste Management of a Fishing Community

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SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND PRACTICES ON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF A FISHING COMMUNITY

Mary Ann B. Nicolas
Thesis Student
College of Development Communication
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Dr. Ma. Theresa H. Velasco
Adviser and Chairperson
Department of Science Communication
College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Nancy Tandang
Statistical Consultant and Assistant Professor I
Institute of Statistics, University of the Philippines Los Baños

List of Abbreviations

KAP Knowledge, attitudes, and practices SAQ Self- administered questionnaire DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources NGO Non- Government Organization

Abstract

The study sought out to (1) determine the sources of information and knowledge, attitudes, and practices of a fishing community; and (2) find out if sources of information related to the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP). The survey research method was used and data were gathered through self-administered questionnaire (SAQ). There 70 randomly selected respondents- 36 male and 34 female residents of Barangay Aplaya, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite.

The questionnaire consisted of five parts: socio-demographic characteristics; the respondents’ sources of information regarding solid waste management; knowledge level; attitudes towards solid waste management practices; and practices. It was also included the preferred media of the respondents. Simple random sampling procedure was used to determine the number of respondents in the study.

Mass media, specifically television, was the main source of information on solid waste management. The level of knowledge was generally on average. A very favorable attitude was...