Participation in the disposal of marine debris of people in the coastal areas, Chonburi Province

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maneerat pakthup
Yauwapa Pathomsirikul
Patipan Kirdlap
Ruja Rodkhem
Nucharin Photharos
Pongsawat Kuhpoom
Suphamon Chansakul

Abstract

Public participation in marine debris disposal is an important factor in solving marine litter problems. This quantitative research aims to study the participation of people in marine debris disposal. Samples consisted of 500 people residing in Chonburi Province. Data were collected by using questionnaires consist of General Information and a Questionnaire on participation in marine debris disposal. with the reliability was .71. The study found that the samples had a mean score of participation in marine debris disposal in moderate level (X = 2.75, SD = 0.93). The participation in difference sex and in difference household status is no different mean score of marine debris disposal. The sample group of government employees and religious personnel group had average mean score of participated in marine debris disposal higher than professional related fishing group and industrial groups. The mean score participation in marine debris disposal of student group was higher than industrial group. People younger than 25 years old and aged 35-44 years old were significantly higher mean average score of marine debris disposal than aged 55 and older group. The secondary education group and undergraduate group had higher mean score average of marine debris disposal than primary education significantly at .05 level. This research suggest that government should be promotion about participation in marine debris disposal  , especially in the industry occupation group, professional related fishing group and people with aged 55 years and over.

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