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Midmanagement And Entry Level Fashion Merchandising Competencies , Kathleen Greenley Beery Jan 1980

Midmanagement And Entry Level Fashion Merchandising Competencies , Kathleen Greenley Beery

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The public has been increasingly demanding accountability from educational institutions over the past 20 years. In occupational programs, business representatives expect graduates to possess certain knowledge and skills and graduates expect to be well-prepared when they enter the job market. Thus, the curriculum development process has become very complex. Using competencies, which are based on occupational roles, to develop curricular content is one method to enhance the accountability of a program;The main purpose of this study was to determine which competencies were perceived as important for entry and midmanagement positions in fashion merchandising. Variability in response was examined between ...


Marital Status And The Quality Of Life, Audrey Lynette Haskins Long Jan 1980

Marital Status And The Quality Of Life, Audrey Lynette Haskins Long

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effect of marital status on the quality of life. The domain of marriage is only one of the many domains of life experience that contribute to the assessment of the quality of life. The major focus is an investigation of the relationships among socioeconomic and demographic factors, marital status, and overall life satisfaction. Overall life satisfaction is conceptualized as a subjective measure of the quality of life, therefore, reported satisfaction with the quality of life and life satisfaction will be used interchangeably to refer to the subjective measure of quality of ...


Evaluation Of Parenthood Education Components Of Vocational Home Economics Programs In Iowa , Jerry Ann Mcclelland Jan 1980

Evaluation Of Parenthood Education Components Of Vocational Home Economics Programs In Iowa , Jerry Ann Mcclelland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of one procedure for evaluating the parenthood education component of secondary vocational home economics programs in Iowa. The study was designed to help meet the need for data which either confirm the effectiveness of present efforts in parenthood education or detect the need for change. Objectives of the study included developing a procedure and devices to evaluate parenthood education and comparing the responses of past students of parenthood education with control subjects;The purposive sample included 15 former students from eight vocational home economics programs who were matched with persons ...


Pants Alteration By Graphic Somatometry Techniques, Carol Jean Todd Pouliot Jan 1980

Pants Alteration By Graphic Somatometry Techniques, Carol Jean Todd Pouliot

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Attitudes Of Selected Secondary Students Toward Family Planning Education , Joyce Mcdonough Mercier Jan 1980

Attitudes Of Selected Secondary Students Toward Family Planning Education , Joyce Mcdonough Mercier

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Reasons For Participation In Clothing Construction Classes , Edna Riley Bell Mount Jan 1980

Reasons For Participation In Clothing Construction Classes , Edna Riley Bell Mount

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research was designed to determine why adults attend beginning clothing construction classes, if adults would select beginning clothing construction classes if other courses were available, and if selected variables are related to adult motives. One hundred ninety-nine adults enrolled in beginning clothing construction classes in Iowa public schools or the area community colleges responded to questionnaires which contained 63 reasons for enrolling in the class. Response rate was 91 percent;Factor analysis procedures identified six clusters of interrelated items from 50 of the 63 items. An inspection was made to determine items with a factor loading of equal to ...


Factors In Vocational Choice By College Women , Karen L. Peterson Jan 1980

Factors In Vocational Choice By College Women , Karen L. Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of the study was to investigate antecedents of vocational choice in college women. Additional purposes include: development of a comprehensive instrument to assess vocational choice; subjection of the instrument to factor analysis; and identification of demographic differences by declared major;A Work Interest Questionnaire (WIQ) was devised for use in the study and consisted of 120 items organized around the areas of career considerations, role expectations, and work components. The WIQ was designed from literature search, review of established instruments, and input from faculty and students. The WIQ was administered to 437 junior and senior students in ...


Impact Of Iowa Secondary Vocational Home Economics Programs With Emphasis On Consumer Education , Glinda Carol Crawford Jan 1980

Impact Of Iowa Secondary Vocational Home Economics Programs With Emphasis On Consumer Education , Glinda Carol Crawford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose was to determine participant outcomes of Iowa secondary vocational homemaking programs with emphasis on consumer education. Objectives were to assess program impact on selected cases, describe former participant consumer responsibilities and practices, determine consumer outcomes resulting from participation, determine student recommendations for consumer outcomes;A stratified random sample of homemaking programs was drawn. One teacher from each program was instructed to randomly select two senior students: one with three or more semesters of homemaking from grades nine through 12 and one with no homemaking during that time but with similar socioeconomic status, grade point average, and sex;The ...


Procedure To Assess Affective Change In Students Enrolled In A Culturally Oriented Food Production Management Course , Wilma Jean Butcher Porter Jan 1980

Procedure To Assess Affective Change In Students Enrolled In A Culturally Oriented Food Production Management Course , Wilma Jean Butcher Porter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary objective of the research was to develop a procedure to assess change in affective behavior in a given instructional situation. The class used as a basis for the study was a culturally oriented food production management course;Seventy-eight affective behaviors and 160 behavioral incidents were identified and classified according to the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Handbook II: Affective Domain by Krathwohl et al. (1969). The affective behaviors and behavioral incidents were used as part of four observation systems developed. The systems were the Lecture-Recitation System (LRS) that was used in the segment of the class period devoted to ...