Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 9(4), pp. 111 - 118
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090402
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Effect of Training Intervention on Knowledge and Attitude towards Giant Freshwater Prawn Rearing among Students of Rehabilitation Institute in Malaysia


Nur Aidya Hanum Aizam 1,2, Mhd Ikhwanuddin Abdullah 2, Siti Nur’afifah Jaafar 3, Muhammad Razmee Abd Razak 4, Mohd Izuddin Mashkor 4, Aidilla Mubarak 2,3,*
1 Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
2 Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
3 Faculty of Fisheries and Food Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
4 Sekolah Tunas Bakti Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Aquaculture activity can potentially help in rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of training intervention on knowledge and attitude towards giant freshwater prawn rearing in a rehabilitation institute in Malaysia. The program comprised of knowledge transfer on basic techniques of rearing and feed formulation to the students. Effect of the program was evaluated using a pre- and post-interventions design as well as interview. Seventeen trainees from the rehabilitation institute were requested to respond to a 31 items questionnaire. Principal, staff in charge, counsellor and participating students of the institute were interviewed to obtain feedback on the intervention program. Following implementation of the training intervention, there was a significant increase (p<0.05) in the knowledge with most questions acquired correct answers from the students. A positive attitude towards rearing activity was maintained from pre- to post-intervention showing a sustained interest in this activity among the participants. The conducted interviews also indicated encouraging feedback from the intervention. Positive output from this study indicated great potential of this training to introduce giant freshwater prawn rearing activity as an additional activity towards rehabilitation of students in a rehabilitation institute. This preliminary program showed promising outcome that could be continued for other students in such institute.

KEYWORDS
Aquaculture, Giant Freshwater Prawn, Knowledge Transfer, Rehabilitation Institute, Knowledge, Attitude

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Nur Aidya Hanum Aizam , Mhd Ikhwanuddin Abdullah , Siti Nur’afifah Jaafar , Muhammad Razmee Abd Razak , Mohd Izuddin Mashkor , Aidilla Mubarak , "Effect of Training Intervention on Knowledge and Attitude towards Giant Freshwater Prawn Rearing among Students of Rehabilitation Institute in Malaysia," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 111 - 118, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090402.

(b). APA Format:
Nur Aidya Hanum Aizam , Mhd Ikhwanuddin Abdullah , Siti Nur’afifah Jaafar , Muhammad Razmee Abd Razak , Mohd Izuddin Mashkor , Aidilla Mubarak (2021). Effect of Training Intervention on Knowledge and Attitude towards Giant Freshwater Prawn Rearing among Students of Rehabilitation Institute in Malaysia. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(4), 111 - 118. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090402.