Date of Award:

1-1-1981

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Advisor/Chair:

Jane McCullough

Abstract

Travel time used by the homemaker and spouse in 210 Utah families was analyzed according to the purpose of the travel, day of the week, geographic location, season of the year, age of children, educational level of homemaker and spouse, family income, and number of motor vehicles owned by the family for transportation purposes. A time diary was used to collect the data for a 2 day period. Two-parent/two-child families from Washington, Iron, and Salt Lake Counties in Utah comprised the sample. Homemakers used apprOximately 49.39 minutes per day for travel and spouses used 63.38 minutes. Spouses used the largest amount of travel time, 30.54 minutes per day, for travel related to paid employment. Homemakers used their largest amounts of travel time for travel related to household duties and leisure time activities, 16.5 and 16.2 minutes per day, respectively. Significant results for spouses were obtained when travel time was analyzed according to day of the week, geographic location and season of the year. Homemakers' travel time related to day of the week, geographic location, and age of children was significant. There were no significant results in relation to education of homemaker and spouse, family income, and number of motor vehicles owned by the family

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