Graduate Thesis Or Dissertation

 

Comparison of the uses of living and family rooms in houses built from two floorplans in Corvallis, Oregon Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/3x816r154

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of social position and stage in the family life cycle on the use of living and family rooms in houses with and without a family room. Homes built from two floorplans were selected for the sample. These two floorplans were similar in square footage and room layout with the exception one plan included a family room. The 76 addresses of the population to be studied were obtained from Harman Homes. The addresses of 34 Laura houses and 42 Judy houses were received, The occupants living at these addresses were contacted to request an interview. The families selected met the criterion that both the husband and wife were presently living in the house. Of the 76 occupants contacted, 61 -- 27 Laura occupants and 34 Judy occupants -- met the criteria and consented to be interviewed. Of the 61 occupants interviewed, 37 occupants completed and returned diary records, 15 Judy and 22 Laura interviewees, Hollingshead's "Two Factor Index of Social Position" was used to classify interviewees into low, middle, or high social position. Interviewees were placed into one of these three stages of the family life cycle: beginning stage, expanding stage, or contracting stage. Three types of room use were studied: (1) time use, (2) activity use, and (3) activity time use. Time use was the actual amount of time in minutes or hours the room was occupied in a 24 hour day. Activity use was the number of activities pursued in the room regardless of the number of people involved or amount of time spent in the activity, The highest number of activities any one category could have for one day was 24 or 144 for the six activity categories: interaction activities, home operations, audio-visual activities, sleep/ rest/relaxation, job or school operations, and simultaneous multiple activities. Activity time use was the number of man hours involved in specific activity in a given room and was computed by multiplying the number of people involved in activity by amount of time spent in it. Interview schedules and diary records were tabulated and analyzed to describe the sample and report room use. The living room in the house without a family room was used an average of 7.9 hours per day. However, in the house with the family room, the living room was used an average of 4.6 hours per day and the family room was used 5. 9 hours per day. The combined use of these two rooms averaged 10.5 hours. Of the 10.5 hours, 43 percent was spent in the living room and 57 percent was spent in the family room. The living room in houses without a family room was used an average of 75 percent of the combined room use of living and family rooms in houses with a family room. However, the living room in houses without a family room was used 42 percent more than the living room was used and 25 percent more than the family room was used in houses with both living and family rooms. Audio-visual and interaction activities occurred with the greatest frequency in the living and family rooms studied while job or school operations occurred least frequently. When reported, sleep/ rest/relaxation occurred most in the family rooms. Generally, as stage in the family life cycle changed, the time use, activity use, and activity time use of the living and family rooms increased. However, as social position became higher, the time use, activity use, and activity time use of the living and family rooms decreased
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8-bit Grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Katy Davis(kdscannerosu@gmail.com) on 2014-02-10T18:22:01Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 WagnerJeanetteA1972.pdf: 1755303 bytes, checksum: 6cf9c84c2c621b287fe518404dfa1f95 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2014-02-10T18:22:01Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 WagnerJeanetteA1972.pdf: 1755303 bytes, checksum: 6cf9c84c2c621b287fe518404dfa1f95 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1971-06-29
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2014-01-29T19:59:39Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 WagnerJeanetteA1972.pdf: 1755303 bytes, checksum: 6cf9c84c2c621b287fe518404dfa1f95 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Madison Medley (mmscannerosu@gmail.com) on 2014-01-29T19:14:03Z No. of bitstreams: 1 WagnerJeanetteA1972.pdf: 1755303 bytes, checksum: 6cf9c84c2c621b287fe518404dfa1f95 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items