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ERIC Number: EJ872345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Knowledge of, and Attitudes to, Indoor Air Pollution in Kuwaiti Students, Teachers and University Faculty
Al Khamees, Nedaa A.; Alamari, Hanaa
College Student Journal, v43 n4 p1306-1312 Dec 2009
The concentrations of air pollutants in residences can be many times those in outside air, and many of these pollutants are known to have adverse health consequences. Despite this, there have been very few attempts to delineate knowledge of, and attitudes to, indoor air pollution. This study aimed to establish the knowledge of, and attitudes to, indoor air pollution in high school students and teachers, and in university students and faculty members, in Kuwait. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a representative sample of high school students and teachers and of university students and faculty members. Overall mean values for knowledge and attitudes were 7.78/19 (41%) and 3.86/5 respectively, indicating a low knowledge and suboptimal attitude. Teachers were significantly more knowledgeable than students at both secondary (OR 2.9) and university (OR 1.8) levels. Overall, books were the chief source of knowledge (57.4%) and family the lowest (25.4%). Females had significantly higher scores for attitude than did males (OR 1.6), and secondary school teachers than students (OR 1.9). There was a highly significant Pearson correlation (0.34, p less than 0.001) between knowledge and attitude. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait