Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 22, Issue 4, 2016; Page No.(1691-1702)

THE COASTAL COMMUNITY BEHAVIOR IN MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION IN INDONESIA

Hikmah and Yahyah

Abstract

This study aims to describe the direct and indirect effect of community knowledge of sanitation and pollution, local knowledge, environmental attitudes toward the behavior of the community in managing their environmental sanitation in the residential area of the coastal city of Kupang. This type of research is a survey. The population includes all the Head of Household who live in the coastal area of Kupang. Sampling techniques was done by the Stratified random sampling proportionally in each village in the coastal district of Kupang as many as 200 families. Data collection by questionnaires, observation, interviews and analyzed with Structural Equational Model. The results showed that community knowledge of sanitation, pollution knowledge, local knowledge, and a positive attitude towards the environment directly affect the behavior of the management of environmental sanitation in the housing; knowledge of sanitation, pollution knowledge, local knowledge, a positive direct effect on the attitude of the environment; knowledge of sanitation, knowledge of the pollution, through environmental attitudes had no effect on the behavior in the management of environmental sanitation, while local knowledge through environmental attitudes positively influence behavior in a residential neighborhood sanitation management.

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