Furniture utilization in apartment living Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/k930c069b

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the pieces of furniture apartment residents had purchased and their use of this furniture within the spatial limitations of their apartments. Comparisons were made between long-term and short-term apartment residents and respective demographic characteristics, furniture purchase patterns, attitudes toward the functional aspects of furniture, attitudes toward multifunctional furniture, and attitudes toward apartment living. A written questionnaire was developed by the investigator and personally administered to fifty-two couples in one- and two-bedroom units throughout two apartment complexes. Data obtained from the resulting twenty-five short-term residents and twenty-seven long-term residents were analyzed by frequency counts and percentages. Potentially significant relationships were tested by the use of the Chi-square statistic with the accepted level being . 05 or less. Analysis of the data indicated that there was an association between income level and the residency category of the respondents. Residents in the lowest income group were predominantly long-term and residents in the highest income group were mainly short-term. There was no association found between residency category and the demographic characteristics of age, education level or presence of children in the home. Similarly, no association was found between residency category and decision-making patterns in the purchase of furniture, degree of emphasis placed upon the functional characteristics of furniture, attitude toward multi-functional furniture, and attitude toward apartment living. These findings indicate that the two respondent groups were not unlike each other in most of the examined areas. Generally, the participants were under thirty-five and had a high level of education. They acquired most of their furniture by purchasing it new or used and gave new purchases a considerable amount of thought before making them. Although the functional aspects of furniture were rated high in importance, awareness of multi-functional pieces was limited. The majority of respondents felt that apartment living somewhat limited their chosen discretionary-time activities. Entertaining was primarily confined to meals for small groups and makeshift overnight accommodations for guests were more common than versatile or convertible situations.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using Capture Perfect 3.0 on a Canon DR-9050C 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 Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-10-07T19:27:57Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RupeCarolElaine1978.pdf: 1470578 bytes, checksum: 9666674dc613ad7c990f6b675aa64545 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Kaylee Patterson (kdpscanner@gmail.com) on 2013-10-04T20:27:18Z No. of bitstreams: 1 RupeCarolElaine1978.pdf: 1470578 bytes, checksum: 9666674dc613ad7c990f6b675aa64545 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-10-07T19:27:57Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 RupeCarolElaine1978.pdf: 1470578 bytes, checksum: 9666674dc613ad7c990f6b675aa64545 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1977-05-13
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-10-04T20:36:50Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 RupeCarolElaine1978.pdf: 1470578 bytes, checksum: 9666674dc613ad7c990f6b675aa64545 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items