Hours Per Week of Computing for Work
- In the last survey (See:
a surprising amount of respondents reported using their computer for work &
fun reasons over 50 hours
a week. We redesigned the 3rd survey to determine how many of those hours
are for work and how many of those hours are for fun.
- The European profile (peaks at 31 to 40 hours/week) of hours of computing
for work differs notably from the US profile (more even across all ranges of
- One out of every four Europeans (24.8%) use a computer for work between
31 and 40 hours/week (US - 16.2% between 31 and 40 hours/week).
- US respondents had a one in three chance (31.8%) of working with computers
for less than 11 hours/week (Europeans - 16.8% under 11 hours/week).
- Over half of the Prodigy users (53.9%) reported using a computer less than
11 hours/week, with nearly 1/3 using a computer less than 5 hours/week for work.
- Women differed from men in hours/week working with computers in two ways:
1) women are more likely to use a computer under 5 hours/week (19.4% female vs
14.8% male), but 2) are more likely to use a computer between 31 and 40
hours/week (19.4% female vs 16.7% male). We are unsure about what underlying
correlations may be influencing these results.
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GVU's WWW Surveying Team
Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280