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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150332
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Human responses to lighting conditions
Abstract:
Human responses to lighting conditions
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Thomas, Suzanne, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Georgia
School of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Support: Sigma Theta Tau, International; Sylvania-GTE; General

Electric; University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Nursing;

Universal Manufacturing Corp.; United Paint



Rogers' Principle of Integrality provided a theoretical rationale

for a study of human responses to high, mid-range, and low

frequency visible lighting conditions. To test human responses to

lighting conditions, three conditions of 40 watt fluorescent

lighting were established: high frequency (blue, Design 50),

control frequency (mid-spectrum, Cool White), and low frequency

(red, Royal White). Measured responses were human field motion

(Ference, Human Field Motion Test âHFMTÕ, 1979), differentiation

(Oltman, Witkin, and Raskin, Group Embedded Figures Test âGEFTÕ,

1971), creativity (Gough and Heilbrun, Adjective Check List âACLÕ,

Creative Personality Scale, 1978), and intentionality (Shostrum,

Personal Orientation Inventory âPOIÕ: Nature of Man Scale, Synergy

Scale, Self Actualizing Values Scale, and Existentiality Scale,

1974). Hypotheses: H-I: Blue > usual treatment. H-II: Usual

treatment > red.



Subjects were 255 adult volunteers randomly assigned to 6 study

groups. Since the randomization pattern was changed to accommodate

the control group after data collection began, the study was quasi-

experimental. Group A had pre-test, blue treatment, post-test; C

had blue treatment, post-test. Group B had pre-test, red

treatment, post-test; D had red treatment, post-test. Group E was

control, post-test; F was control, post-test. Pre-tests and post-

tests were conducted in the control lighting condition. The pre-

test was the HFMT. The post-test was the HFMT, ACL, POI, and GEFT.

All subjects were exposed to the same test order thereby erasing

any advantage. However, possible test interactions could not be

evaluated. Barrett's Demographic and Descriptive Information Form

(DDIF) was revised with permission and used to profile subject

characteristics.



Study hypotheses were tested with post-test only comparisons, blue

to control, and red to control. H-1 Blue subjects' POI-Nature of

Man Scale scores were lower than controls' (t = - 2.70, df = 132,

p = .004). H-2 Red subjects' scores were lower than controls' on

the POI-Nature of Man, Synergy, and Self Actualizing Values Scales,

and the ACL Creative Personality Scale.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHuman responses to lighting conditionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150332-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Human responses to lighting conditions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thomas, Suzanne, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Georgia<br/>School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sthomas@uscn.uga.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Support: Sigma Theta Tau, International; Sylvania-GTE; General<br/><br/>Electric; University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Nursing;<br/><br/>Universal Manufacturing Corp.; United Paint<br/><br/><br/><br/>Rogers' Principle of Integrality provided a theoretical rationale<br/><br/>for a study of human responses to high, mid-range, and low<br/><br/>frequency visible lighting conditions. To test human responses to<br/><br/>lighting conditions, three conditions of 40 watt fluorescent<br/><br/>lighting were established: high frequency (blue, Design 50),<br/><br/>control frequency (mid-spectrum, Cool White), and low frequency<br/><br/>(red, Royal White). Measured responses were human field motion<br/><br/>(Ference, Human Field Motion Test &acirc;HFMT&Otilde;, 1979), differentiation<br/><br/>(Oltman, Witkin, and Raskin, Group Embedded Figures Test &acirc;GEFT&Otilde;,<br/><br/>1971), creativity (Gough and Heilbrun, Adjective Check List &acirc;ACL&Otilde;,<br/><br/>Creative Personality Scale, 1978), and intentionality (Shostrum,<br/><br/>Personal Orientation Inventory &acirc;POI&Otilde;: Nature of Man Scale, Synergy<br/><br/>Scale, Self Actualizing Values Scale, and Existentiality Scale,<br/><br/>1974). Hypotheses: H-I: Blue &gt; usual treatment. H-II: Usual<br/><br/>treatment &gt; red.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Subjects were 255 adult volunteers randomly assigned to 6 study<br/><br/>groups. Since the randomization pattern was changed to accommodate<br/><br/>the control group after data collection began, the study was quasi-<br/><br/>experimental. Group A had pre-test, blue treatment, post-test; C<br/><br/>had blue treatment, post-test. Group B had pre-test, red<br/><br/>treatment, post-test; D had red treatment, post-test. Group E was<br/><br/>control, post-test; F was control, post-test. Pre-tests and post-<br/><br/>tests were conducted in the control lighting condition. The pre-<br/><br/>test was the HFMT. The post-test was the HFMT, ACL, POI, and GEFT.<br/><br/>All subjects were exposed to the same test order thereby erasing<br/><br/>any advantage. However, possible test interactions could not be<br/><br/>evaluated. Barrett's Demographic and Descriptive Information Form<br/><br/>(DDIF) was revised with permission and used to profile subject<br/><br/>characteristics.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Study hypotheses were tested with post-test only comparisons, blue<br/><br/>to control, and red to control. H-1 Blue subjects' POI-Nature of<br/><br/>Man Scale scores were lower than controls' (t = - 2.70, df = 132,<br/><br/>p = .004). H-2 Red subjects' scores were lower than controls' on<br/><br/>the POI-Nature of Man, Synergy, and Self Actualizing Values Scales,<br/><br/>and the ACL Creative Personality Scale.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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