A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON HAZARDS OF PLASTIC WASTE AND ITS SAFE DISPOSAL AMONG A SELECTED RURAL COMMUNITY AREA AT BANGALORE, KARNATAKA
Deepak K. Nair*
The present study was entitled “A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on hazards of plastic waste and its safe disposal among a selected rural community area at Bangalore, Karnataka” were based on the objectives, To assess the existing knowledge of rural community people on hazards of plastic waste and its safe disposal. To assess the effectiveness of Structured teaching programme on hazards of plastic waste and its safe disposal among rural community people, To find the association of the knowledge level with selected demographic variables such as age, sex, religion, education, economic background, occupation housing pattern, family size ,methods of disposal of waste in house etc. in Hegganahalli rural Community area, Bangalore. Research approach adopted in the study was evaluative approach. The research design used was experimental pre-test post-test design. The sample consists of 60 people residing in Hegganahalli rural community area. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample. Data collected through structured questionnaire. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The correlation between the pre-test knowledge scores and post-test knowledge scores on hazards of plastic waste and its safe disposal among community people which depicts the overall mean and standard deviation of pre-test knowledge scores were 22.37 and 1.119 respectively whereas the overall mean and the standard deviation of post-test knowledge scores were 84.47 and 3.228 respectively. The Pearson’s`R’ Correlation value was found to be -0.281 which is significant at p <0.05 with negative correlation of degree of freedom 58 which states that as the knowledge of community people towards hazards of plastic waste and its safe disposal increases by the structured teaching programme.
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