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ERIC Number: EJ868204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Sustainable Design Practices and Consumer Behavior: FCS Student Perceptions
Ulasewicz, Connie; Vouchilas, Gus
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n4 p17-20 2008
The purpose of this study was to gather information on the perceptions of sustainability in design held by family and consumer sciences (FCS) students majoring in interior design and apparel design/merchandising. Likert-scale responses were used to explore differences and similarities between students in the two majors. Overall, interior design students' mean scores were higher than those of apparel design/merchandising students, suggesting a greater awareness of sustainable design practices and principles. Understanding students' perceptions provides a basis for considering the inclusion of sustainability and sustainable products and systems in FCS curricula, which may alter professional practice and consumer choices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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