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Importance Perceptions: A Theoretical Approach To Marketing Home Economics Programs , Janet A. Edson Wendland Jan 1990

Importance Perceptions: A Theoretical Approach To Marketing Home Economics Programs , Janet A. Edson Wendland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the differences in the perceptions of home economics programs among students, their parents, and guidance counselors who contribute to the course and career selection process. The study also investigated relationships among these groups' perceptions that might have an influence on students' enrollment in home economics courses. Students (N = 179), parents (N = 87), and guidance counselors (N = 18) from 20 schools responded to semantic differential scales assessing perceptions of six home-economics subject areas during spring 1989. The questionnaire also included items ascertaining students' past involvement in home economics coursework and future plans related to career and family. A ...


Work And Family: Effects Of Instruction On Adolescents' Knowledge And Perspectives , Mopelola Odunola Adegoke Jan 1990

Work And Family: Effects Of Instruction On Adolescents' Knowledge And Perspectives , Mopelola Odunola Adegoke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this summative evaluation study was to determine the effectiveness of an instructional intervention on adolescents' knowledge and perspectives using the curriculum Balancing Work and Family Life. The second purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of selected demographic and self-concept characteristics on adolescents' knowledge and perceptions of work and family roles. A nonequivalent control group research design was used;The sample for the study consisted of 166 adolescents in six vocational home economics programs in Iowa during the spring of 1989. Four instruments, including Work And Family Knowledge Test (WFKT), Future Likelihood Inventory (FLI ...


Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino Jan 1990

Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (1) to identify a list of knowledge and skill competencies that are needed by an effective hospitality management educator, and (2) to identify a list of learning experiences that would be appropriate for acquiring the competencies;Both purposes were achieved by administering three successive Delphi questionnaires to a panel of experts consisting of 100 hospitality educators who were nominated most frequently, according to specified criteria, by a national random sample of 100 hospitality educators;In the first questionnaire, (Round I), panelists were asked to generate competencies and learning experiences. In the second questionnaire, (Round ...


Impact Of Iowa Consumer And Homemaking Programs On Students' Knowledge, Life Importance, And Life Satisfaction , Helen Marie Brown Crew Jan 1990

Impact Of Iowa Consumer And Homemaking Programs On Students' Knowledge, Life Importance, And Life Satisfaction , Helen Marie Brown Crew

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to determine the impact of consumer and homemaking programs on students' knowledge and life importance and satisfaction perceptions. A sample of 215 graduating seniors having had three or more semesters of consumer and homemaking courses were surveyed. An achievement test was used to assess students' level of knowledge of home economics concepts, and a quality of life inventory instrument was used to measure their perceptions toward the importance of and satisfaction with 10 specific quality of life components. Data analyses included descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlations, and multiple stepwise regression analyses;Achievement test scores ranged ...


Growth Trends Among Rural Kenyan Infants , Josephine Mwikali Kiamba Jan 1990

Growth Trends Among Rural Kenyan Infants , Josephine Mwikali Kiamba

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to examine the growth pattern of infants from birth to six months in a rural area in Kenya and to seek explanations for the infant's pattern of growth. Data were collected by the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Project in Kenya from 1984 to 1986 and involved 133 households with infants. Data on supplementary food intake, infant anthropometry, female anthropometry, household socioeconomic status and adult literacy were obtained;The growth pattern of infants was evaluated against the World Health Organization (WHO) reference population using weight for age and length for age indices. The birth ...