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Attitude towards Waste Management and Disposal Methods and the Health Status of Cross River State, Nigeria

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016    |    PP. 231-247    |PDF (324 K)|    Pub. Date: January 13, 2017
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Author(s)
Eneji, Chris-Valentine Ogar, Dept. of Environmental Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Eneji, Joyce Ekor Ogar, School of Midwifery, Moore Road, Calabar, Nigeria
Ngoka, V.N., University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozala, Enugu, Nigeria
Abang, Moses, Registrar’s Office, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Abstract
This study took a cursory look at the attitude of the residents of Calabar South, Nigeria towards waste management and disposal and its effects on the health status of these residents. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study, the sample for the study comprised of traders, farmers, civil and public servants among others, four hundred respondents were sampled using multistage random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire with four point Likert scale response option. The instrument was personally administered by the researchers and same collected by them. Pearson Product moment Correlation analysis was used to analyze data generated from the field with the instrument. Both null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance and 398 degree of freedom were significant. The implication of this result is that the residents of Calabar South have very negative attitude towards waste management and disposal, while the second hypothesis tested also shows a significant influence of indiscriminate disposal of waste and the health status of the residents of Calabar South Local Government Area. The study concluded that because of the negative attitude the residents of Calabar South have towards the management and disposal of their waste, it has some significant influence on their health status. It was therefore recommended among others that there should be the urgent re-introduction of the bi-monthly or monthly environmental sanitation, and proper awareness should also be created on the dangers of indiscriminate waste disposal methods adopted by the residents of Calabar South. Above all, government should also provide waste management facilities to enable residents properly dispose of the waste to enhance their health safety.

Keywords
attitude, waste management and disposal, environmental health status, aesthetics value,

Cite this paper
Eneji, Chris-Valentine Ogar, Eneji, Joyce Ekor Ogar, Ngoka, V.N., Abang, Moses, Attitude towards Waste Management and Disposal Methods and the Health Status of Cross River State, Nigeria, SCIREA Journal of Agriculture. Vol. 1 , No. 2 , 2016 , pp. 231 - 247 .

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