ERIC Number: ED073358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Characteristics of Viewers of a Tennessee Agricultural Extension Educational Television Series on Renovating Furniture. A research Summary of a Graduate Study.
Dixon, Lois Claudine; And Others
A study was conducted to investigate certain characteristics of respondents who renovated furniture during a Washington County educational television 19-program series on chair renovation, who had previously renovated furniture, and who planned to renovate a chair following the series, and to compare them with those respondents who had not. Data used in the analysis came from 1,477 homemakers responding to a mail questionnaire in a five-State area including parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Data were analyzed according to the relation of the respondents' membership status, previous renovation of furniture, number of Extension units in the series watched, and chair renovating rating. Among the major findings were: (1) respondent Extension-related membership status was significantly related to previous formal education; (2) respondent Extension-related membership status was significantly related to renovation of a chair before watching the series; (3) whether or not respondents renovated chairs while an educational TV series was in progress and whether or not respondents intended to renovate chairs after the series were significantly related; and (4) the actual number of Extension units watched by respondents was significantly related to each of six topics for future TV programs desired by respondents--buying home furnishings, window treatment, food preservation, food buying, work simplification, and money management. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; North Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia