Correlation of Socio-Economic Status, Environmental Awareness, Knowledge, and Perception on Solid Waste Management Practices in Barangays Talisay and Balibago, Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines


Dann Marie N Del Mundo, Carmelita M Rebancos, Sofia A Alaira
Vol 12 No 2 (2009), pp. 27-37

 

Abstract:

 

This study analyzed the correlation of socio-economic status, environmental awareness, knowledge, and perception with solid waste management practices in the coastal barangays of Talisay and Balibago, Calatagan, Batangas. The study employed structured survey and key informant interviews was employed to meet the objectives of the study. 

Statistical analysis revealed that total family monthly income and environmental awareness are negatively correlated with solid waste management practices. However, environmental knowledge and perception are positively correlated with solid waste management practices. Educational attainment and household size are negatively correlated with solid waste management practices in Barangay Talisay while these are positively correlated with solid waste management practices in Barangay Balibago. 
 

 

Keywords: solid waste management practices, socio-economic status, environmental perception, environmental knowledge, environmental awareness, Barangay Balibago, Barangay Talisay, Calatagan, Batangas


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