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A Typology Of Information Search Patterns: Apparel Selection Of Employed Women, Soyeon Shim Jun 1986

A Typology Of Information Search Patterns: Apparel Selection Of Employed Women, Soyeon Shim

Doctoral Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to: (1) identify segments displaying different information search patterns among employed purchasers of apparel; (2) to determine the consumer, situational, product, and market characteristics that correlate with each segment; and (3) to develop an exploratory framework of the processes which produce characteristics of information search patterns.

A random sample of 3,000 female consumers, age 25-44, was sent questionnaires resulting in a 47 percent return rate (n=1410). Only employed women were used for this research (n=1034).

Principal Components Factor Analysis with Varimax Rotation was used: (a) to find out factors of information ...


Functional Performance Of Thual Barley Grown In Two Locations As Affected By Salt In Model And Food Systems, Ruthann Burroughs Swanson Jun 1986

Functional Performance Of Thual Barley Grown In Two Locations As Affected By Salt In Model And Food Systems, Ruthann Burroughs Swanson

Doctoral Dissertations

Functional properties of Thual hull-less whole-grain barley flours milled from barley grown in two locations were studied. Proximate composition of Tennessee-produced barley flour approximated that of whole-wheat flour; flour milled from Alaska-produced barley had reduced protein and increased carbohydrate plus ash levels. Alaska barley flour had higher levels of the amino acids detrimental to loaf volume, whereas higher levels of amino acids related to increased loaf volume were present in the Tennessee barley flour. Photomicrographs of flour components revealed a bimodal starch distribution. Starch granule shapes approximated those of wheat. Adhering matter was present.

Composite flours that were 50% bread ...


Modulation Of The S-Adenosylmethionine To S-Adensoyhomocyseine Ratio: Effect On Transmethylation, George Loo Jun 1986

Modulation Of The S-Adenosylmethionine To S-Adensoyhomocyseine Ratio: Effect On Transmethylation, George Loo

Doctoral Dissertations

Regulation of transmethylation by lowering the molar ratio of S-adenosylmethionine to S-sdenosylhomocysteine (SAM: SAH ration) was studied. Reduction of the ration in vitro caused a decrease in the activities of rat liver thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT), thiol methyl-transferase (TMT), and protien(lysine)methyltransferase (PLMT). Furthermore, rats injected with D,L-homocysteine thiolactone had a reduction in the hepatic SAM:SAH ration, as well as a decrease in the activities of TPMT and PLMT, but not TMT, in liver.

Reduction of the hepatic SAM:SAH ratio in rats fed a pyridoxine-deficient diet resulted in a decrease in the activity of PLMT, but not ...


Relationships Of Self-Concept, Food And Nutrition Attitudes And Knowledge, And Health Habits To Food Selection And Nutrient Intake, Diane Jean Palmer Libby Mar 1986

Relationships Of Self-Concept, Food And Nutrition Attitudes And Knowledge, And Health Habits To Food Selection And Nutrient Intake, Diane Jean Palmer Libby

Doctoral Dissertations

To examine the relationships between self-concept and food- and nutrition-related behavior, information was collected from 153 single women ages 18-35. Participants were contacted through their places of employment and represented a variety of occupations. Each participant had an educational level between a high school diploma and a four-year college degree.

Participants completed a questionnaire requesting information about demographic facts, attitudes toward self, attitudes toward the importance of food and nutrition, nutrition knowledge, and health habits. Each participant also completed a three-day food record. Factor analysis of the attitudes toward self, attitudes toward the importance of food and nutrition, and health ...


Time Use Of Single And Married Women In The Home, Deanna Lee Black Sharpe Jan 1986

Time Use Of Single And Married Women In The Home, Deanna Lee Black Sharpe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Recipes For Teaching English As A Second Language, Lynn Mcmichael Jan 1986

Recipes For Teaching English As A Second Language, Lynn Mcmichael

MA TESOL Collection

An experienced based approach for teaching ESL to children. It will include cooking experiences and practical exercises for building, speaking, listening, and writing skills.


The Impact Of Wife's Employment On The Acquisition Of Home Ownership And The Accumulation Of Home Equity , Sharon M. Danes Jan 1986

The Impact Of Wife's Employment On The Acquisition Of Home Ownership And The Accumulation Of Home Equity , Sharon M. Danes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The data for this study come from a longitudinal survey, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The subsample used in this study includes husband-wife families that remained intact and had the same household head from 1979 to 1983. Four models are tested. If the wife's average hourly earnings are high, there is a high probability that the family will own a house, have high home equity levels, and have a large increase in home equity levels between 1979 and 1983. The family's stage of the life cycle is a strong indicator of whether a family changes from nonowner ...


Curriculum Development For A Basic Course In Home Economics, Jill E. Burnham Jan 1986

Curriculum Development For A Basic Course In Home Economics, Jill E. Burnham

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Stress Factors On Adult Children Caring For Elderly Parents, Jeanne Rene Waller Jan 1986

Stress Factors On Adult Children Caring For Elderly Parents, Jeanne Rene Waller

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Adolescents'interests And Concerns Regarding Food, Nutrition And Eating, Mary Elise Moline Jan 1986

Adolescents'interests And Concerns Regarding Food, Nutrition And Eating, Mary Elise Moline

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Consumer Education Knowledge, Attitude, And Experiences Of Selected Groups In Trinidad And Tobago: Basis For Curriculum Development , Theodora Eleanora Alexander Jan 1986

Consumer Education Knowledge, Attitude, And Experiences Of Selected Groups In Trinidad And Tobago: Basis For Curriculum Development , Theodora Eleanora Alexander

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (a) to examine the consumer education knowledge, attitude, and experiences of home economics students, their home economics teachers, and parents; (b) to examine relationships between consumer education knowledge, attitude, and experiences of students, parents, and teachers; (c) to examine relationships between these three consumer education competencies and selected demographic variables for these three groups of subjects; and (d) to make recommendations for consumer education programs in Trinidad and Tobago;Subjects were 413 students, 413 parents, and 35 teachers from seven senior comprehensive high schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Four hundred and thirteen students, 285 ...


Origins Of Extension Home Economics Programs , Jan Fleener Scholl Jan 1986

Origins Of Extension Home Economics Programs , Jan Fleener Scholl

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Main objective was to look at the broad picture of needs assessment by examining origins of extension programs. Purposes were to: identify origins of Cooperative Extension Service home economics programs, to examine to what extent these origins represented Philip Nowlen's (University of Chicago) five categories of origin, and to compare these categories of origin with the independent variables. The five categories of origin were: history, philosophy, operations, needs assessment, and context. The independent variables were: program emphasis; and the demographic variables: state, years employed with extension or adult education, full- or part-time employment, degree, educational background, city size, and ...


Global Education Attitudes And Practices Of Iowa Home Economics Teachers, Cecile Babich Jan 1986

Global Education Attitudes And Practices Of Iowa Home Economics Teachers, Cecile Babich

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Of Early Adolescents Toward Single-Parent And Stepparent Families: Imiplications For Home Economics Curriculum , Valerie Leonie Colyard Jan 1986

Attitudes Of Early Adolescents Toward Single-Parent And Stepparent Families: Imiplications For Home Economics Curriculum , Valerie Leonie Colyard

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine the attitudes of early adolescents toward single-parent and stepparent families. Objectives were to develop a valid and reliable instrument for determining early adolescents' attitudes toward single-parent and stepparent families; assess the attitudes of early adolescents toward single-parent and stepparent families; determine the relationship of the attitudes of early adolescents toward single-parent and stepparent families to sex, grade, place of residence, family structure, fathers' and mothers' occupation, and fathers' and mothers' education; and make recommendations for middle/junior high school curriculum;The questionnaire, "What I Think about Single-Parent and Stepparent Families," was a ...


Economic Changes Of Families In Relation To Reported Income Adequacy, Symptoms Of Stress, And Economizing Behavior, Belletech Deressa Jan 1986

Economic Changes Of Families In Relation To Reported Income Adequacy, Symptoms Of Stress, And Economizing Behavior, Belletech Deressa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the effect of change in economic condition on families in their middle years in the nine-state North Central Region of the United States during 1979-1982. The relationships between economic changes, reported income adequacy, symptoms of stress, and economizing behavior are studied. The data include 1236 families.;Demographic and socioeconomic control variables were age of wife, employment of husband and wife, family size and family income. Reported change in income, overall financial condition, and income adequacy are the sum of responses obtained from both husband and wife. Family symptomology is measured by the Family Health Status Inventory. Economizing ...


A Model Of Household Housing Adjustment: Confronting Analytical Issues , Marilyn M. Eichner Jan 1986

A Model Of Household Housing Adjustment: Confronting Analytical Issues , Marilyn M. Eichner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A causal model of household housing adjustment is tested. The variables of interest are propensity to move, housing satisfaction, neighborhood satisfaction, housing deficits, and household characteristics. Ordinary least squares regression is used to test the model. The analytical techniques include scaling and recoding to improve the distributions of the variables. It was found that levels of propensity to move are highest for households with the lowest levels of housing satisfaction. Neighborhood satisfaction is not a determinant of propensity to move. Households that are most satisfied with their housing have high neighborhood satisfaction and few housing deficits. Curvilinear relationships are found ...