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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Ryan Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:31:13Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2001-01-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01312001-151639en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31082
dc.description.abstractAs we move into the new millennium, computers will increasingly become part of the human culture. As such, computers will continue to effect families, and there will undoubtedly be a proliferation of computer usage across family types. Because computers will be an integral part of change in the next millennium, it is important to examine their potential impact on the basic unit of society- the family. This study, descriptive in nature, provides insight on families and their interactions as related to computer use in their homes. Better understanding of computers and family life can help provide the basis for a smoother transition for families into the expanding world of information technology. As the expansion of the digital age proceeds, its impact on family life would seem to warrant investigation. Information on who is using computers in the home, how those computers are being used, and how time is spent on computers can add to our appreciation of the impact of computer technology. In addition, the perceived impact of computers needs to be assessed in relation to outcomes for family life- interaction, relationships, and familial organization.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesisETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcomputersen_US
dc.subjectfamilyen_US
dc.subjectfamiliesen_US
dc.subjectpersonal computersen_US
dc.subjectinteractionsen_US
dc.titleComputers and Familiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSporakowski, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHutchins, David E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeszaros, Peggy S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Scott W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01312001-151639/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-01-31en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-02-07
dc.date.adate2001-02-07en_US


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