Education and Attitude of Urban Dwellers towards Solid Waste Disposal in Calabar, Nigeria

Arikpo Bassey Ubi, Dr Etim Nkanu Efut & Dr Edung Etim Asuquo


This study investigated the influence education has on attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey research design was adopted for this study. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select 4 local government areas from the 7 local government areas that make up Calabar Education Zone. The accidental sampling techniques was used to choose 600 respondents for the study; though 561 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and valid for data analysis. The questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient which is .83. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypothesis. The result revealed that level of education significantly influences attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal. Based on the findings, it was recommended that urban dwellers should inculcate in themselves and their children/wards positive attitude of disposing solid waste properly through formal and informal education in Calabar Education Zone.

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