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Safdari M, Ehrampoush M, Ghaneian M, Morowatisharifabad M, Mohammadloo A, Mirzaei Alavijeh M. The Survey of Knowledge, Attitude and Peractice among Yazd Housewives Regarding to Recycling Solid Material. TB. 2013; 12 (3) :22-32
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-698-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , mehdimirzaiea@yahoo.com
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 Background: Today, recycling is one way to save humanity from the clutches of the mass of waste that is generated . In fact recycling means a system with the aim of optimizing use of different resources in order to achieve greater overall benefits with less waste is produced. The aim of this study is to determine knowledge, attitude and performance among housewives Yazd city about recycling solid material.

 Methods: This is a descriptive - analytical, cross-sectional study and the research community were housewives in the city of Yazd selected in random sampling (300 people) chosen from five regional cities including: North, South, East, West, and Central. From every region two clusters (each cluster containing an area that examined with 30 households) were selected . The data collection tool in this study was a valid researcher-made questionnaire with validity and reliability, in four parts of demographic, knowledge, attitude and performance that were completed through interviews and self report by trained experts .

 Results: Mean and standard deviation of the age of housewives was 41.84 ± 15.21, 32.7% (98 people) had high school graduates, 88% (264 people) had average economic status, 84% (252 people) married, and 50.3% (151 people) were housewives, 83.3% (250 people) with state-owned housing. The mean and standard deviation scores of knowledge, attitude and performance, were 8.21 ± 1.91, 36.59 ± 4.47 respectively and job and knowledge (p<0.001) 1.89 ± 0.67. Between level of education and knowledge (p<0.001) and attitude (p=0.004) was a significant relationship. The Pearson test showed significant correlations between mean score on knowledge and attitude (0.283**), knowledge and performance (0.122*) and performance and attitude (0.241**). 

 Conclusion: This study showed that the level of women's Knowledge, attitude and peractice was at an acceptable level but with greater emphasis on the educational aspects , especially by municipalities we can see better performance among women . Also to create incentive programs and partnerships between families and municipalities we can promote environmental activities.

  Knowledge, Attitude, Performance, Recycling, Solid waste, Women.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/12/4 | Accepted: 2012/03/10 | Published: 2013/12/16

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