ERIC Number: ED032499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Interpersonal Value Orientations of Extension Homemakers in Robeson County, North Carolina.
Briley, Mollye Hughes
This study investigated interpersonal value orientations (Support, Conformity, Independence, Benevolence, Leadership, and Recognition) of 267 Extension homemakers in Robeson County, North Carolina, and the relationship of these orientations to age, educational level, income, years in club work, family size, and ethnic group. Data were obtained from the homemakers (whites, Negroes, and Indians) by an information sheet and Gordon's Survey of Interpersonal Values. These were among the findings and conclusions: (1) although the homemakers were varied in orientations, the total group and 911 subgroups ranked benevolence highest; (2) in the interaction of value orientations with other factors, 14 of the 36 associations were statistically significant at the .001, .01, or .05 level; (3) there was some similarity between mean scores of ethnic groups, but much variation within groups; (4) in the Extension Service, where the group approach is used to achieve learning and a continuing relationship exists between the Extension homemakers and Extension agents, it might be desirable to use Gordon's Survey of Interpersonal Values as a guidance and counseling instrument. (author/ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina; Survey of Interpersonal Values (Gordon)
Note: M. Ed. Thesis.