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Consumer Use Of Innovativeness: An Empirical Conceptualization, Kyungae Park Aug 1993

Consumer Use Of Innovativeness: An Empirical Conceptualization, Kyungae Park

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to empirically conceptualize consumer use innovative behavior. By separating use and purchase in innovative behavior, comparing these two innovative behaviors, and identifying the best predictor variables of use innovative behavior over the adoption and post-adoption processes, this study investigated whether use innovative behavior was a viable concept in consumer behavior.

Based on the theoretical framework of consumer innovative behavior and post-adoption usage behavior, this study tested use innovativeness for the clothing product. College students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville participated in the questionnaire survey for data collection. Five hundred thirty nine responses were ...


Cellular And Enzymatic Basis For Carnitine-Mediated Attenuation Of Ethanol Metabolism, Youn-Soo Cha Aug 1993

Cellular And Enzymatic Basis For Carnitine-Mediated Attenuation Of Ethanol Metabolism, Youn-Soo Cha

Doctoral Dissertations

(From the Introduction)

Alcohol (ethanol) is the most widely used of psychoactive drug and has been known in almost all civilizations since ancient times (Keller 1979). There are millions of people throughout the world who responsibly enjoy consuming alcoholic beverages served as food, medicines, and euphoriants. However, alcohol abuse, alcohol intolerance, alcohol dependence and other alcohol-related disabilities are some of the most challenging social, economical and public health problems facing our modern-day society. In the United states alone, the annual cost of lost productivitity and health expenses related to alcohol is estimated to be $117 billion (Hoek et al. 1992 ...


A Fundamental Investigation Of The Effects Of Die Geometry And Process Variables On Fiber Diameter And Quality Of Melt Blown Polypropylene Webs, Ahamad Yacub A. Khan May 1993

A Fundamental Investigation Of The Effects Of Die Geometry And Process Variables On Fiber Diameter And Quality Of Melt Blown Polypropylene Webs, Ahamad Yacub A. Khan

Doctoral Dissertations

An elaborate investigation was carried out to study the effects of die geometry and process variables on fiber diameter and shot formation of melt blown polypropylene webs. This four part investigation included the study of die orifice di mansions such as diameter and UD ratio, die geometry variables such as nosetip angle, air gap, nosetip setback, face gap, and process variables such as polymer throughput rate, volumetric flow rate of primary air, die-to-collector-distance, resin melt flow rate (MFR), and melt shear viscosity. Also the effects of different process variables on physical and mechanical properties of the webs were studied during ...


Analysis Of Ties, Tie Systems, And Attachment Methods Of Fibrous Sandals Of Tsegi Phase (Pueblo Iii) Kayenta Branch, From Tsegi Canyon, Arizona, Diana Law Christensen May 1993

Analysis Of Ties, Tie Systems, And Attachment Methods Of Fibrous Sandals Of Tsegi Phase (Pueblo Iii) Kayenta Branch, From Tsegi Canyon, Arizona, Diana Law Christensen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Forty-three Pueblo III sandals and sandal fragments from four sites in Tsegi Canyon, Arizona, were analyzed to develop tie terminology, identify possible correlation of tie system to sandal construction, and identify characteristics for future tie research. Each piece of sandal tie cordage was analyzed for tie system type, tie attachment method, and tie cordage structure.

Three overall tie systems were found: toe-heel tie systems (nine sandals), criss-cross tie system (one sandal), and side loop tie systems (fifteen sandals) Five additional sandals (narrow, two-warp plainweave construction) had possible toe-heel tie systems. Tie systems of six sandals were not distinguishable between toe-heel ...


Ua64/23 Linkages, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences Mar 1993

Ua64/23 Linkages, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences

WKU Archives Records

Linkages is the official alumni newsletter of the WKU Department of Consumer & Family Sciences.


Five Steps To Wardrobe Versatility, Louise Young Jan 1993

Five Steps To Wardrobe Versatility, Louise Young

All Archived Publications

Clothes are an essential necessity for all of us. The first thing we do in the morning for school, work, and other activities is get dressed. Getting dressed may be a major frustration if the clothes in our closet don't take care of our lifestyle needs. Mornings can easily begin in turmoil when we can't find the right thing to wear. Our clothing decisions are dependent on our own lifestyle, personality, values, coloring, and body proportions. It is difficult for another person to determine what our individual clothing needs are. To achieve a versatile wardrobe that is suited ...


The Use Of Generic Teaching Materials Versus Brand Specific Teaching Materials With Home Economics Food And Nutrition Students, Lyn Blackwell Jan 1993

The Use Of Generic Teaching Materials Versus Brand Specific Teaching Materials With Home Economics Food And Nutrition Students, Lyn Blackwell

Theses : Honours

Studies have found that between 80 and 90 percent of home economics teachers use commercially sponsored teaching materials in their classrooms. The literature suggests that in some cases teachers do not have the skills for evaluating these materials and may be unsuspectingly endorsing the products used in their classrooms. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the use of brand specific teaching materials had the potential to influence the development of brand awareness in Year 8 Food for Fitness students exposed to these materials. Test instruments which reflect Fishbein's theory of reasoned action were developed ...


An Exploration Of Characteristics, Child Development Knowledge, Sources Of Information, And Training Needs Of Family Home Providers, Latonia A. Stewart Jan 1993

An Exploration Of Characteristics, Child Development Knowledge, Sources Of Information, And Training Needs Of Family Home Providers, Latonia A. Stewart

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Food Preparation Knowledge Of Males And Females Of Various Age Groups, Melanie Dawn Tracy Jan 1993

Food Preparation Knowledge Of Males And Females Of Various Age Groups, Melanie Dawn Tracy

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Therapeutic, Play Activities On Three To Five Year-Old Children's Prosocial Behavior In A Normative Setting, Heather M. Tyson Jan 1993

The Effects Of Therapeutic, Play Activities On Three To Five Year-Old Children's Prosocial Behavior In A Normative Setting, Heather M. Tyson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Nutrition Knowledge, Interests, And Dietary Practices Of Female College Athletes, Diane Kruto Jan 1993

Nutrition Knowledge, Interests, And Dietary Practices Of Female College Athletes, Diane Kruto

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Sociodemographic Factors Influencing The Food Choices Of Young Adults In Rural Iowa, Cynthia Mary Goody Jan 1993

Sociodemographic Factors Influencing The Food Choices Of Young Adults In Rural Iowa, Cynthia Mary Goody

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Quantity Food Production Text And Cognitive Evaluation Device Development , Don Morgan Paulson Sr. Jan 1993

Quantity Food Production Text And Cognitive Evaluation Device Development , Don Morgan Paulson Sr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research was designed to develop a quantity food preparation study guide of selected topics combining the basic knowledge in the purchasing, production, and storage of foods and the related principles of food science. A 66-item cognitive achievement test was developed to measure cognitive change. Marshall and Merritt's (1985) Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) was used to investigate the relationship between respondents' learning styles and cognitive change between pre- and posttest administrations. Statistical analyses were completed to research relationships between and among cognitive change, learning style, and selected demographic data: age, gender, time spent reading the study guide, months of ...


Need For Home Economics Teachers In Iowa's Public Schools For The Next Decade , Chryssoula T. Drizou Jan 1993

Need For Home Economics Teachers In Iowa's Public Schools For The Next Decade , Chryssoula T. Drizou

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify the need for home economics teachers in Iowa's public schools for the next decade. This was done by determining current home economics teachers' retirement and resignation plans and teachers' and principals' perceptions about curricular trends in home economics for the next decade. These variables were selected as factors affecting teacher supply and demand: (1) the number of students enrolled, (2) age of the teaching force as related to retirements, (3) number of teachers resigning, (4) number of teachers prepared and (5) decisions to increase, decrease or eliminate course offerings;A sample ...


Internationalization Of Home Economics Education: Global Education Practices And Perceptions Of Teacher Educators , Grace M. Backman Jan 1993

Internationalization Of Home Economics Education: Global Education Practices And Perceptions Of Teacher Educators , Grace M. Backman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate current practices and beliefs of home economics teacher educators regarding the infusion of a global perspective into the curriculum, by providing benchmark, descriptive data. Specifically, the study sought to (1) describe the practices used to integrate global education in methods course(s); (2) identify factors considered as incentives or barriers to the implementation of a global perspective; and (3) construct a profile of home economics teacher educators who are likely to infuse principles of global education into the curriculum;The study surveyed 162 home economics teacher educators who were identified as teaching ...


Socioeconomic And Psychological Variables Influencing Household Debt , Ujang Sumarwan Jan 1993

Socioeconomic And Psychological Variables Influencing Household Debt , Ujang Sumarwan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The overall objective of this study was to examine factors influencing total debt, total debt payment, and patterns of debt payments. The study examined the impacts of both psychological (credit attitudes and perception of future income) and socioeconomic variables on total debt, total debt payment and patterns of debt payments;A conceptual model for this study was developed by incorporating the theory of borrower risk, the economic and psychological economic theory of borrowing, and the results of previous studies. This model identifies socioeconomic and psychological variables that influence total debt, total debt payment, and patterns of debt payments. Socioeconomic variables ...


Clothing Gift Giving From Mothers To Children, Ages 8 To 12 , Linda Langseth Manikowske Jan 1993

Clothing Gift Giving From Mothers To Children, Ages 8 To 12 , Linda Langseth Manikowske

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Gifts of clothing comprise a high proportion of all gifts given and are important to the apparel market. This research used a holistic focus to interpret behavior of mother-child dyads as related to giving gifts of clothing. Objectives were to: (1) Describe the clothing gift-giving behavior of mothers to children including type of clothing selected, motives for selection, satisfaction level of mothers as givers and children as receivers, and consumption practices for clothing gifts; (2) Identify factors associated with variations in clothing gift-giving behavior; (3) Propose a classification of dyads, and (4) Relate findings to existing theory;A naturalistic approach ...