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Questionnaire Water Consumption

We, Meike Berkhoff, Iris Huijben, Floor Fasen and Suzanne Vugs, are four students at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. We are doing a research for a course we are following at the moment.

We appreciate that you would like to help us with our research. The questionnaire will take 15 minutes at most and consists of several questions and audio fragments. Please make sure that your sound is on. When filling in the questionnaire do not overthink your answers too much.

If you encounter any questions which you don't understand, you can write it down at the end of the questionnaire. All of your answers are anonymous and will be treated as confidential. Your answers will only be used for this particular research and will be destroyed afterwards.

You may now start the questionnaire.

1. What is your age?

2. What is your gender?

  • Male
  • Female

3. What is the highest degree or level of education you have completed?

  • Primary school
  • MAVO
  • HAVO
  • VWO
  • MBO
  • HBO
  • University


For the following questions please indicate the extent to which you agree with the statement. Once you have moved on to the next question you should not change your previous answer.

4. I care about the environment a lot

5. I often modify myself to other people.

6. I always separate my garbage (paper/plastic/glas/organic waste)

7. I worry about the future

8. I have a strong opinion

9. I prefer the city over the country side

10. I donate to charities which are committed to the environment (like Greenpeace and WWF)

11. I only use my car when it is necessary. I try to do everything by bike.

12. I am aware of the effect that caring for the environment can benefit my wallet.

13. I do NOT like it when people tell me what to do.

14. I like to comfort people.

15. I want to devote myself for a better environment.

16. I am an optimistic person.

17. I am aware of my water consumption.

18. I am easily convinced.

19. I switch off my lamps when I leave a room, because I know that it contributes to a better environment.

20. I can easily adapt to a new situation.

21. I master the English language.


Note: question 5 (I often modify myself to other people), 8 (I have a strong opinion), 13 (I do NOT like it when people tell me what to do), 18 (I am easily convinced) are questions intended to measure how persuadible a person is.

question 4 (I care about the environment a lot), 6. I always separate my garbage (paper/plastic/glas/organic waste), 10. I donate to charities which are committed to the environment (like Greenpeace and WWF), 11. I only use my car when it is necessary. I try to do everything by bike, 12. I am aware of the effect that caring for the environment can benefit my wallet, 15 (I want to devote myself for a better environment), 17 (I am aware of my water consumption), 19 (I switch off my lamps when I leave a room, because I know that it contributes to a better environment) are questions intended to measure how concerned about the environment someone is.

Questionnaire 'shower'

Introduction:

We have created a device which helps you to become more aware of your showering behavior. In this way you get more insight in your water consumption. Please click on the button below to meet ‘Will’. He will give you some feedback on your showering habits.

Will: Hello I am Will! Thank you for joining. Let’s see how your typical shower goes.


22. Do you take a shower every day? (yes/no)

• Yes: (Sad) It is such a shame that you choose to behave in this way.

• No: (Happy) Yes, that is the way to go!


23. On the average, do you shower longer than ten minutes? (yes/no)

• Yes: (Sad) You let me down. Please change your behavior.

• No: (Happy) That is what I would like to hear!


24. Do you turn off the shower when you are using shampoo or soap? (yes/no)

• No: (Sad) I am disappointed that you waste so much water.

• Yes: (Happy) That is fantastic. Keep up the good work!


25. Do you own a rain shower?

• Yes: (Sad) It's a pity that you spill so much water by using such a shower.

• No: (Happy) Good! I'm glad you don't have such a shower.


26. Do you usually stay in the shower for a longer time than is actually needed?

• Yes: (Sad) Oh no, I think that's such a bad habit.

• No: (Happy) That's excellent! It's a really good habit.


Questions about Will

We would like to implement Will in a smart home system where he gives you some feedback about your water consumption. Before we can do that, we need some feedback about how you experienced Will and how we can make him better. The following questions are about this experience.


27. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Dislike – Like


28. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Artificial – Lifelike


29. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale (Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree):

I am willing to change my behavior after hearing the comments of Will.


30. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Awful – Nice


31. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Monotone – Lively


32. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Mechanical – Organic


33. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale (Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree):

I don’t think that the comments of Will can help me with adjusting my showering habits.


34. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Apathetic – Sympathetic


35. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Unkind – Kind


36. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale (Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree):

Will has made me think about my water consumption


37. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale (Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree):

The comments of Will did not convince me to change my habits.


38. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Unpleasant – Pleasant


39. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale (Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree):

I am open to adjusting my showering habits.


40. Please rate your impression of Will on the following scale:

Unfriendly – Friendly


41. If you have any comments on how we can improve our device Will, please let us know:

Open question


42. Did you go back in the questionnaire to change any answers?

Yes/ no


43. Did you understand all of the questions in the questionnaire? If not, can you tell us which questions you didn’t understand?

Open question


44. I was distracted when I filled in this questionnaire.

Likert scale 1 to 5, totally disagree to totally agree


Thank you for using our device! We will give you a short explanation of why Will commented in this way (you can skip this explanation if you want):

It is not necessary for your hygiene to take a shower every day. It is actually bad for the condition of your skin as it dehydrates it. Besides that it is bad for the environment and for your wallet. Most of the time taking a ten minute shower is more than enough. There are exceptions of course for example when you need to shave yourself under the shower or when you are using a conditioner. Nevertheless we tend to stay under the shower longer than necessary. Mostly when it is cold outside and a warm shower feels too nice or when a shower is a nice way to wake up in the morning. Finally, keeping your shower running while you are using shampoo or soap is a massive waste of water. Most people even turn the showerhead sideways so it does not wash away the soap too soon. We cannot emphasize enough that it is bad for the environment and as well for your wallet.

This is the end of the questionnaire. Click on submit to send the questionnaire to us. Thank you very much for your particpation and your time!


Note:

Godspeed animacy:

  • Artificial – Lifelike
  • Monotone – Lively
  • Mechanical – Organic
  • Apathetic – Sympathetic


Godspeed likeability:

  • Dislike – Like
  • Awful – Nice
  • Unkind – Kind
  • Unpleasant – Pleasant
  • Unfriendly – Friendly


How convinced are they?

I am willing to change my behavior after hearing the comments of Will.

I don’t think that the comments of Will can help me with adjusting my showering habits.

Will has made me think about my water consumption.

The comments of Will did not convince me to change my habits.


Control question: I am open to adjusting my showering habits.

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