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A note on the influence of household behavior on the generation of municipal solid waste in Johor Bahru Tengah

Mohd. Yusof, Mohd. Badruddin (2006) A note on the influence of household behavior on the generation of municipal solid waste in Johor Bahru Tengah. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 18 (1). pp. 70-73. ISSN 1823-7843

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Abstract

This note presents results of a study involving 885 residents in Johor Bahru area. The average solid waste generated per household was 1.93 kg per day. Several behavioral factors were found to be influencing the amounts of solid wastes generation. Based on multiple regression analysis, the significant explanatory variables are lifestyle and eating habit, housing characteristics such as length of stay in a particular home, marital status, and the family size. The R2 is 0.4. Surprisingly, income level has no significant effect on the solid waste generation in the study area.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:municipal solid waste, human behavior, lifestyle, multiple regression analysis
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:7971
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009 04:08
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 04:26

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