RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS
OF THE URBAN POOR CONCERNING
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND
HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND EDUCATION
Wahid Md. Murad1, Mahadi Md. Hasan2 and Muhammad Shoeb-Ur-Rahman21Business School, Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2School of Business, Green University of Bangladesh
|INDECS 10(2), 174-192, 2012
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Received: 29 February 2012
This study analyzes the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of the urban poor householders concerning solid waste management systems and monthly household income and education. To attain the objective, the study employed statistical techniques such as t-tests of equality of means, one-way ANOVA, chi-squared "likelihood ratio" test and simple descriptive statistics. The findings show that the urban poor communities with low income and education have been proven to behave in ways matching with and conducive to environment-friendly solid waste management, for instance, by practicing recycling and waste source reduction. This study also proves that the urban low-income communities generally have a very proactive role from a sound environmental management perspective, as they are the main recyclers and source-reducers of solid waste. The study suggests that policies should be formulated to focus on promoting knowledge, education, skills, and empowerment of the urban poor as means of promoting their living conditions.
knowledge, attitudes, behaviour, urban poor, solid waste management, household income, education
APA: 2840, 4070
JEL: P25, R11, Z13