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Effect of Structured Teaching Program on Students’ Knowledge of Plastic Use Hazards in Selected Schools, Puducherry

Geetha Chockalingam

Keywords : Effectiveness, Hazards of plastic use and knowledge, Schoolchildren, Structured teaching program

Citation Information : Chockalingam G. Effect of Structured Teaching Program on Students’ Knowledge of Plastic Use Hazards in Selected Schools, Puducherry. 2022; 15 (4):86-89.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13149

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: Plastic bags are firm, and their cost is less; so, they are used in all shops. Today, people are accustomed to using plastic bags and find their daily life difficult without using them. Reusable items produce environmental pollution and harm humans. Objectives: Assess the knowledge on hazards of plastic use, evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program (STP), and associate the knowledge with demographic characteristics of schoolchildren. Materials and methods: Adopted pre-experimental research design, and quantitative research approach was used and it was conducted in a government school in Puducherry, India. Selected 60 samples by convenient sampling method to assess the knowledge through a questionnaire. The STP was implemented. Results: The study results revealed that among 60 schoolchildren, 50% had moderate and 50% had inadequate knowledge during the pre- and post-test, respectively; 100% of them had adequate knowledge. This was highly statistically significant. Conclusion: The findings revealed that structured teaching was bringing out the change in the knowledge of schoolchildren.

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