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Author Vitalari, Nicholas P. ♦ Venkatesh, Alladi ♦ Gronhaug, Kjell
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract An empirical study of 282 users of home computers was conducted to explore the relationship between computer use and shifts in time allocation patterns in the household. Major changes in time allocated to various activities were detected. Prior experience with computers (i.e., prior to purchase of the home computer) was found to have a significant impact on the time allocation patterns in the household. The study provides evidence that significant behavior changes can occur when people adopt personal computers in their homes.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of California at Irvine, Irvine (Vitalari, Nicholas P.; Venkatesh, Alladi) || Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin., Bergen, Norway (Gronhaug, Kjell)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 5
Page Count 11
Starting Page 512
Ending Page 522


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