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ERIC Number: ED017862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PILOT STUDY OF YOUNG HOMEMAKERS, 1964. CASE STUDIES OF TWENTY YOUNG HOMEMAKERS IN ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE.
DOREMUS, MABEL
TO DETERMINE WHY MANY YOUNG HOMEMAKERS HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ADULT EDUCATION THROUGH THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE AND WHETHER AND WHAT KIND OF HOMEMAKING HELP THEY WANT, 20 WOMEN IN ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK WERE INTERVIEWED, GUIDED BY QUESTIONNAIRES TO WHICH VERBAL ANSWERS WERE GIVEN. OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE OF THE APPEARANCE OF THE HOMEMAKER AND HER HOME, KINDS OF EQUIPMENT, EXAMPLES OF HER SEWING AND HER GENERAL PHILOSOPHY AND ATTITUDES INCLUDING HER VIEWS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF HER LEISURE TIME. THE INCOME OF 55 PERCENT OF THOSE INTERVIEWED EXCEEDED NATIONAL, STATE, AND COUNTY MEDIANS. THE SUBJECTS HAD MORE EDUCATION THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, HALF WERE IN THE 25-29 AGE GROUP, 70 PERCENT HAD BEEN MARRIED LESS THAN FIVE YEARS, AND HALF OWNED THEIR OWN HOMES. ALL BELONGED TO A CHURCH AND OWNED BOTH A RADIO AND TELEVISION SET. SOURCES OF HOMEMAKING INFORMATION MENTIONED MOST OFTEN WERE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, FRIENDS, AND RELATIVES. UNFAMILIARITY WITH EXTENSION SERVICE AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE THE REASONS GIVEN FOR LACK OF PARTICIPATION. LACK OF TRANSPORTATION OR FREE TIME AND CONFLICTING ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP WERE NOT DETERRENTS TO PARTICIPATION. EVERY WOMEN SHOWED INTEREST IN SOME PHASE OF HOME ECONOMICS INCLUDED IN EXTENSION PROGRAMS. THE STUDY INDICATED THAT PUBLICITY ABOUT EXTENSION PROGRAM CONTENT IS NEEDED. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES 20 CASE STUDIES, 46 TABLES, AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service