Demographic Variables and Awareness of Waste Management Among Academics in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Udom, Imo Cosmas and Egbonyi Darlington Egbe


The study sought to assess demographic variables and awareness of waste management among academics in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, Nigeria. The objective of the study was converted research question and corresponding hypothesis. Research design adopted for the study was survey design. The sampling techniques were simple random sampling and accidental sampling techniques. Questionnaire was used to collect primary data for the study. The population of the study comprised 3,976 academic staff of the four universities studied. The sample size for the study was 363. Descriptive statistics (mean score and standard deviation) and inferential statistic (multiple regression) was adopted for data analysis. In analysing the research hypothesis, the result shows that there is significant relationship between academics’ demographics variables and awareness of wastes management in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. Based on these results, it is therefore recommended that there is urgent need for educational institutions to be organizing seminars and workshops on waste management for academic staff to enable more awareness creation on proper waste management methods.

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