Factors related to ownership and use of electric blenders

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Joyce Oliver Rasdall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Jane H. Crow

Abstract: Purposes of the study were to determine the frequency of use, to identify kinds of uses, satisfactions and dissatisfactions with use, and to evaluate factors possibly related to frequency and/or variety of use of the blender. Data collection was by questionnaire administered to blender owners among members of twenty-four Extension Homemakers Clubs in Guilford County, North Carolina. Ninety per cent of the respondents were thirty-five years of age or older and the two-member family was modal. Two-thirds of the blenders wore acquired as gifts; those owned for four years or loss wore more frequently acquired in this manner than were others (> .05). The reason most frequently stated for wanting a blender was its basic function - accomplishment of a task another appliance owned did not perform. Frequency of use, number of food types processed, and number of preparation types used varied from low to moderate. Blenders were not used to a high degree for any purpose. Seventy-five per cent of the respondents were low frequency users. Homemakers fifty-five years or younger and families with three or more members tended to use the blender with moderate frequency.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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