Student’s Knowledge, Compliance, and Problems Encountered on Solid Waste Management



1 Handumanan National High School – Senior High School
Handumanan, Bacolod City, Philippines

2 Department of Education, Schools Division of Bacolod City
Rosario – San Juan Streets, Bacolod City, Philippines

Problems on waste generation need to be addressed at the individual level and require the development of knowledge and a sense of responsibility towards the environment. This descriptive study determines the student’s level of knowledge, the extent of compliance, and the degree of problems encountered on Solid Waste Management (SWM). It compared how these components vary among ages, grade levels, and sexes of 363 students who responded to an instrument. Descriptive scores were analyzed and interpreted using mean and standard deviation. Kruskal-Wallis Tests and Mann-Whitney U Test were utilized to
test if there were significant differences between and among independent variables and Spearman’s Correlation was used to test for significant relationships. The study revealed a high level of knowledge of students on Solid Waste Segregation (SWS). It showed that as students advance through the grade levels and get older, the more they are knowledgeable. On the other hand, students complied moderately to waste segregation leading to a high degree of problems encountered. Significant differences lie between the profile, knowledge, and compliance on waste segregation. It implied that the students’ knowledge and compliance, vary depending on sex, age, and grade level. Finally, a significant relationship was established between the extent of compliance and degree of problems encountered on proper SWS signifying that students’ compliance does influence their problems encountered on proper waste segregation.

Keywords: Science Education, Solid Waste Management, descriptive-correlational, Philippines


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