Year: 2022 | Month: August | Volume 13 | Issue 2

Effects of Motivation Package on Secondary School Students Attitude towards Solid Waste Disposal in Jos North, Plateau State

Zainab Mohammed Dorah N. Damar Yakubu G. Kajang Christian Y. Oche
DOI:10.30954/2230-7311.2.2022.1

Abstract:

The problems of solid waste disposal such as odors, pest infestation, community littering, and devastating effects on environmental health are serious in our secondary schools. This study investigated the effects of motivation package on secondary school students’ attitudes towards solid waste disposal in Jos North, Plateau State, Nigeria. This research used quasi-experimental research with a non-equivalent group design. The subject of the research is all SSII Geography students of public and private senior secondary schools in Jos North Local Government Area. The stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques were employed for the study. The sample includes 43 geography SS2 students from intact classes of the four sampled schools. The experimental group was made up of 8 males and 12 females while the control group was made up of 11 males and 12 females. Therefore there are 20 and 23 students in the experimental and control group respectively. The Students Attitudes towards Solid Waste Disposal Questionnaire (SATSWDQ) was used. The t-test of the independent sample was used to test hypotheses 1 and 2, while Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test 3 and 4 respectively. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23 was used for the analysis. The findings show that there is no significant difference between the experimental and control group pre-test solid waste disposal attitude mean score, there is a significant difference between the experimental and control group post-test solid waste disposal attitude mean score, there is a significant effect of school type on student attitude mean scores toward solid waste disposal and there is a significant difference between boys and girls on post-test attitude towards solid waste disposal mean score. The study recommended training and re-training of geography teachers through a series of workshops, seminars, and symposia on Environmental Motivation Package and Female and male students should take part in Green club to promote their knowledge and attitudes toward solid waste management among other recommendations were made. hypotheses1 and 2, while Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test 3 and 4 respectively. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23 was used for the analysis





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