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Towards a sustainable incentive to open defecation eradication

Olapeju, Olasunkanmi Olusola and Majid, Mohammad Rafee and Idris, Nasiru Medugu and Nyakuma, Bemgba (2020) Towards a sustainable incentive to open defecation eradication. Journal of Sustainability Science and Managemen, 15 . pp. 215-235. ISSN 1823-8556


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.46754/JSSM.2020.07.017


This study is aimed at estimating the significant indicators and constructs that directly influence households to recover and reuse faecal waste in Ogun state, Nigeria. Adopting a four-level multi-stage approach, a total of 110, 100, and 120 questionnaires were respectively administered in Ogijo/Likosi, Ilaro I, and Sodeke/ Sale-Ijeun II wards. The selected criteria reflect the variance in the populations of 1,250,435(33%), 1,112,761(30%), and 1,387,944(37%) for Ogun East, Ogun West and Ogun Central, respectively. The pooled confirmatory factor analysis process took the form of several re-estimations, based on the deletion of lowly loading factors and correlation of redundant items, validation of the model, assessment of normality, and full structural model analysis. The structural model established a significant positive relationship between Environmental/Health Factors of Faecal Waste Reusability (EV) and Reusability Factor(RF) (β=0.727, p<0.05), and similarly, Economic Factors of Faecal Waste Reusability (EC)and Reusability Factor (RF) (β=0.715, p<0.05). The study, among all others, recommends a more flexible sanitation business value chain model that is household inclusive and conforms to the paradigm of green and circular economy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Modelling, Open defecation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:90427
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 22:41
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 22:41

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