International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research

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Examining Public Behavior and Environmental Impact: Disposal Practices of Disposable Facemasks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s) Luigi Miguel R. Crisostomo
Country Philippines
Abstract This study investigates the disposal behavior of individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, explicitly focusing on the environmental impact of disposable facemasks. As facemask usage surges, concerns about improper disposal practices rise. The research aims to fill the knowledge gap regarding the behavioral factors influencing facemask disposal. The study employs a cross-sectional predictive research design, sampling participants from the Philippines using stratified and random sampling. Utilizing a comprehensive survey, the "Facemask Disposal Scale," and the adapted "Environmental Consciousness Scale," the research explores the predictive role of environmental awareness in facemask disposal. Quantitative analysis reveals a weak positive correlation between environmental awareness and disposal behavior. Significant differences in disposal behavior based on socio-economic status and educational attainment are identified. The study emphasizes the complexity of disposal behavior, highlighting the need for further research to inform interventions and policies promoting responsible facemask disposal for public health and environmental preservation.
Keywords: Facemask Disposal Behavior, Environmental Consciousness, Socio-Economic Status, Disposal Awareness
Keywords Facemask Disposal Behavior, Environmental Consciousness, Socio-Economic Status, Disposal Awareness
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-09
Cite This Examining Public Behavior and Environmental Impact: Disposal Practices of Disposable Facemasks During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Luigi Miguel R. Crisostomo - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19929
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19929
Short DOI https://doi.org/gttvdm

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