Knowledge and Practice Regarding Environmental Sanitation of School Childrens
Keywords:Knowledge, Practice, School Children, School Environment Sanitation.
The environment is one of the major determinants of the health of an individual, family, and community.
People’s health is affected by the quality of the place they live and work, the air they breathe, the water
they drink and the food they consume, etc. Therefore, this study was performed to assess the knowledge
and practice regarding the environmental sanitation of school childrens in the selected school of Haldwani
Uttarakhand. Objectives are to assess the knowledge & practice and find out the correlation between
knowledge and practice of school-going children regarding environmental sanitation. Methodology- The
study was acquired as a descriptive design. 50 students of 12-16 years were selected by a simple random
sampling technique. Structured questionnaires and self-reported practice questionnaires were used for data
collection. Result-the Results showed that out of 50 samples 42% of student had inadequate knowledge,
54% had moderate knowledge and 4% had adequate knowledge level of environmental sanitation and in
practice area 2% of student had inadequate, 6% had a moderate level, 92% had an adequate level of practice.
The correlation between knowledge and practice is 0.145543 regarding environmental sanitation. Thus the
study was concluded that the students having less knowledge of environmental sanitation but the practice
level is good.
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