ERIC Number: ED047197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Interest of Indian Home Science College Students and Faculty in Careers Related to Community Development.
Community development in India is not able to recruit enough home scientists. This exploratory study was done to provide a basis for developing a recruitment program. Through a questionnaire, usable data were received from 84% of eligible students and 59% of the staff of three Indian colleges. Chi-square was used to test the significance of the relationships studied. Many students expected to work at all stages of the life cycle, except when they had pre-school children. Students expected part-time work for a considerable period of their lives; the faculty favored full-time employment at most stages of life. The following were among the conclusions: many students had no definite future plans; in general, they and the staff were not well informed about India's Community Development program and its career opportunities. Rural development administrators need to initiate definite measures to acquaint the colleges with the program and home science extension career opportunities. Recommendations were proposed for changes in roles of home science colleges and the Community Development agency for counseling and recruiting students. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Agencies, Career Choice, Community Development, Counseling, Doctoral Dissertations, Home Economics, Investigations, Programs, Recruitment, Student Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis