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Research Article, J Comput Eng Inf Technol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

An Empirical Investigation of Users' Knowledge of Electronic Waste based on Technology Awareness Model

Daramola OA,Thompson AF, and Alowolodu OD*
Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Alowolodu OD
Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure, 034, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected] futa.edu.ng
Received: June 13, 2013 Accepted: April 06, 2014 Published: May 20, 2014
Citation: Daramola OA, Thompson AF, Alowolodu OD (2014) An Empirical Investigation of Users’ Knowledge of Electronic Waste based on Technology Awareness Model. J Comput Eng Inf Technol 3:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9307.1000119

Abstract

An Empirical Investigation of Users’ Knowledge of Electronic Waste based on Technology Awareness Model

Improper Electronics Waste (E-Waste) management is an endemic problem that characterizes developing countries including Nigeria. It is a known fact that improper waste disposal impinges on environmental health. This paper focuses on studying the level of users’ awareness of hazardous effect of obsolete and refurbished electronics on both the environment and human in Ondo State, South West, Nigeria. The survey instrument employed involved a total of 367 questionnaires within the study area. Technology Awareness Model (TAM) and Principal Component Analysis were employed to evaluate the multivariate data. The result of this study shows that they are not aware of the hazardous effects of e-wastes on individual and environmental health.

Keywords: E-waste; Environmental health; Technology awareness; Principal component analysis

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