Parental education and good child habits to encourage sustainable littering behavior

Herdis Herdiansyah, Agus Brotosusilo, Habibulloh Adi Negoro, Ravita Sari, Zakianis Zakianis

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Proper habits formed since childhood represent the ideal head start to help keep the environment clean, although this is not a standalone vital factor for a person to dislike littering behavior. The data used in this study were derived from the compilation of primary data. This paper concerns littering behavior of children and presents a survey conducted with 2349 individuals who completed a survey with relevant items and demographic information. The respondents were sampled with a purposive random sampling survey method. Then, by means of logistic regression, we found that low-income households need to be supported by disposal facilities and formal education, while high-income households need to be supported by awareness-raising on the issue. Moreover, it was found that in terms of environmental protection during the pre-school period, self-initiative and parental assistance were not sufficient to drive individual responses on littering behavior. However, there is the need to analyze, in further research, religious education and other extrinsic and intrinsic motivations about environmental care and waste management for children.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8645
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Child education
  • Childhood habits
  • Clean environment waste
  • Littering behavior


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