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Energy-Efficient Clothing, Interior Architecture And Furnishing Designs: Consumer Attitudes, Acceptability Levels And Preferences, Barbara Parks Aug 1982

Energy-Efficient Clothing, Interior Architecture And Furnishing Designs: Consumer Attitudes, Acceptability Levels And Preferences, Barbara Parks

Home Economics and Family Living Theses

Energy-efficient designs in clothing, interior architecture and furnishings were evaluated (a) to assess consumers’ attitudes toward the designs, (b) to compare acceptability levels of participants who were knowledgeable in the home energy field with those who were less knowledgeable and (c) to determine if consumers had a preference for using housing, clothing or furnishings in meeting their thermal comfort needs. Four designs generated by the University of Tennessee-Energy Design competition were evaluated: a leisure outfit, a lounging dress, a water-storage collector (room divider and coffee tables) and a solar waterbed. Rogers and Shoemaker’s perceived attributes of innovations model (relative ...


Model For Implementing An International Educational Cooperative Program In Hotel Administration Between Egypt And The U.S.A., Mostafa El Zaghl Aug 1982

Model For Implementing An International Educational Cooperative Program In Hotel Administration Between Egypt And The U.S.A., Mostafa El Zaghl

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to design a model for an International Educational Cooperative Program in Hotel Administration between Egypt and the U. S. A. Such a program is needed to assist the hospitality industry in Egypt in facing its shortage of qualified personnel and to elevate the existing standard of service which now endanger the projected tourism revenue and the national economy as well.

The research procedure included the following steps: (A) A model was developed for implementing the proposed international program and sent with a questionnaire for evaluation to 60 two-year and four-year hospitality education programs in ...


Elemental Times For Estimating Clinical Instructor Demand In A Coordinated Dietetic Program, Erskine Ray Smith Aug 1982

Elemental Times For Estimating Clinical Instructor Demand In A Coordinated Dietetic Program, Erskine Ray Smith

Doctoral Dissertations

During the initial phase of clinical training, dietetic students require close supervision. Low faculty/student ratios have been used to achieve adequate supervision. Academic administrators have expressed concern about increased faculty demands associated with coordinated programs as such programs do not conform to the traditional formula used to fund academic units. The purpose of this research was to develop a methodology for estimating time demands of clinical instructors using different instructional strategies and to study the effects of the strategy mixes on total clinical instructor time in relation to class size and competency level students could achieve. Clinical instructor elemental ...


Curling Eye Heddle, Carolyn S. Hoagland Jun 1982

Curling Eye Heddle, Carolyn S. Hoagland

Iowa State University Patents

The curling eye heddle of the present invention utilizes a curling eye which permits the warp thread used in weaving to be threaded onto or unthreaded off of the heddle at the level of the sheet of warps. The curling eye heddle also permits individual warp threads to be lifted or depressed above or below the sheet of warps, respectively. A diamond adjacent to the curling eye prevents the curling eye from catching or snagging neighboring warp threads.


Projecting The Hospitality Needs Of International Visitors To The Knoxville Area During The 1982 World's Fair, Youssri Allam Jun 1982

Projecting The Hospitality Needs Of International Visitors To The Knoxville Area During The 1982 World's Fair, Youssri Allam

Doctoral Dissertations

The 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee (May 1st to October 31st), thereafter designated as Fair, is projected to host more than half a million international visitors. International visitors will come from every part of the world. They have different cultures, habits, attitudes and needs. The hospitality industry in Knoxville might face guests who do not speak English, have no American dollars, and have never eaten American food. The research was aimed to project the hospitality needs of the international visitors to the Fair who would be staying in hotels and motels in Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Alcoa, Pigeon Forge, Maryville ...


Food-Related Behavior Of Young Childless Couples, Diane S. Traver Jun 1982

Food-Related Behavior Of Young Childless Couples, Diane S. Traver

Doctoral Dissertations

Socio-cultural, cognitive-affective, and situational variables affecting the food-related behavior of young, childless, Southern couples were explored. Couples were married less than 18 months. Each spouse was less than 34 years of age; neither had been previously married.

Seventy couples were interviewed; 55 couples completed diaries on the cost, types, and amounts of food purchased. Husbands and wives each completed questionnaires on food-related values, attitudes, and beliefs; food preparation and buying knowledge; food-related decision-making and tasks; and meal practices.

Wives' food preparation knowledge scores were higher than husbands' scores; both were related negatively to expenditure for convenience foods. Food-related decisions and ...


The Effect Of Dietary Sulfur On: I. Glutathione S-Transferase Activity In Rat Lung And Liver; And Ii. The Hepatic Metabolism And Urinary Excretion Of Acetaminophen In Adult Male Rats, Diane Helen Morris Jun 1982

The Effect Of Dietary Sulfur On: I. Glutathione S-Transferase Activity In Rat Lung And Liver; And Ii. The Hepatic Metabolism And Urinary Excretion Of Acetaminophen In Adult Male Rats, Diane Helen Morris

Doctoral Dissertations

In Part I, the effect of dietary sulfur on glutathione S-transferase (GDH S-T) activity was evaluated in male Sprague-Dawley rats. The animals were fed diets containing inorganic sulfate (SO4=) at the levels of 0.0072%, 0.027%, or 0.427%. At each level of SO4=, there was either no organic sulfur supplementation or supplementation with cysteine or methionine.

There was no effect of dietary SO4= GSH S-T activity in lung and liver supernatants when the group means were analyzed by the method of planned comparisons. There were significant interaction effects between treatments.

Supplementation of diets with organic ...


Home Weaving, Professional Weaving, And Textile Mills In Southeast Iowa, 1833-1870, Deloris H. Connolly Jan 1982

Home Weaving, Professional Weaving, And Textile Mills In Southeast Iowa, 1833-1870, Deloris H. Connolly

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Bodice Fit Compared: Conventional Alterations With And Without Graphic Somatometry, Laura Jo Lesko Jan 1982

Bodice Fit Compared: Conventional Alterations With And Without Graphic Somatometry, Laura Jo Lesko

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Volunteer Service And Political Participation Of Professional Home Economists, Linda Erickson Enders Jan 1982

Volunteer Service And Political Participation Of Professional Home Economists, Linda Erickson Enders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The first purpose of this study was to assess and describe the volunteer service of American Home Economics Association members (AHEA). The second purpose was to assess the political activities of AHEA members, and to identify important variables influencing that participation;The three sections in this research were a descriptive study of the volunteer service of home economists, the utilization of sociodemographic variables in developing a model to succinctly describe volunteer service, and the development of a model to describe political participation;Data used in all three sections were from the 1979 American Home Economics Association Membership Survey. All professional ...


Sexuality Education Instructional Techniques: Relationships Among Teacher Usage, Student Preferences, And Student Learning Styles , Marjorie Maxine Hammonds Jan 1982

Sexuality Education Instructional Techniques: Relationships Among Teacher Usage, Student Preferences, And Student Learning Styles , Marjorie Maxine Hammonds

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated instructional technique usage of teachers and preferences of students when specific sexuality education topics were taught in the classroom. Also, learning style components of secondary students were identified. Two inventories were developed, one for teachers and one for students. Both consisted of 20 sexuality education topics and 10 instructional techniques commonly used to teach sexuality education. The inventory for students also included 60 learning style items;The sample consisted of 89 Iowa vocational home economics teachers and 334 secondary students. The student sample consisted of 264 females and 70 males;Analysis of data included: (1) frequencies for ...


Preschoolers' Dessert Preferences And The Effects Of A Nutrition Lesson On Them, Colleen Ann Ruebke Jan 1982

Preschoolers' Dessert Preferences And The Effects Of A Nutrition Lesson On Them, Colleen Ann Ruebke

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Consumer Needs Of Adults And Their Willingness To Participate In Adult Education Classes, Alicia E.L. Womack Jan 1982

The Relationship Between Consumer Needs Of Adults And Their Willingness To Participate In Adult Education Classes, Alicia E.L. Womack

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.