Homemakers' knowledge and utilization of three floor care appliances

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Ann Wilcox (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Jane Coxe

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate homemakers' knowledge and utilization of the floor washer-dryer, floor polisher, and rug shampooer. The objectives were to identify the basic floor care appliances that homemakers own, rent, or borrow for the care of their homes; determine the frequency of use of these appliances and by whom used; identify the sources and extent of the homemakers1 knowledge; identify factors which may be associated with the extent of appliance use. A questionnaire was developed for collection of data from one hundred and ninety-two members of eight women's organizations in Greensboro and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and other appliance users contacted on a referral basis. Characteristics of appliance users differed from non-users. They were small or medium sized expanding families and were younger, had more formal education and higher incomes, were more frequently employed outside the home, and employed more domestic help for household cleaning.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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