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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 821-825
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2015.821.825
 
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Evaluation of Ceramic Students Awareness Associated with Exposure to Hazardous Materials at the University Level

Bassam N. Al-Radaideh and Ali Huwaishal Al-Shuaili

Abstract:
Ceramic supplies contain toxic substance and it produces a wide range of environmental problems and raises a number of public health issues. The hazardous waste produced by ceramicists, in addition to working in a loosely organized area and the lack of research studies that care about student’s well-being, all put students’ health at risk. Therefore, ceramic students need to take responsibility for their own health at least to the extent they are aware of the problem. The aim of this study is to investigate ceramic student’s awareness of hazardous ceramic materials and to determine whether gender or students major has any impact on student’s awareness. A questionnaire consists of eleven questions was mailed to 300 students in 5 different universities in the Middle East that have ceramic programs. A total of 255 ceramic students responded to the survey instrument. Information collected from the questionnaire was coded for statistical analysis (SPSS program). The results showed a low awareness among ceramic students regarding the hazardous nature of ceramic material. Also, student’s gender and major has no effect on student’s awareness. The study pointed to the importance of art-safety courses to become a required part of any art curriculum.
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Bassam N. Al-Radaideh and Ali Huwaishal Al-Shuaili, 2015. Evaluation of Ceramic Students Awareness Associated with Exposure to Hazardous Materials at the University Level. Journal of Applied Sciences, 15: 821-825.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2015.821.825

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2015.821.825

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