ERIC Number: ED053348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Newsletter as a Communication Medium in Teaching Low-Income Homemakers.
Ben Efionayi, Joseph Aibangbee
The objectives of this study were to determine the sources from which low-income families generally receive information about nutrition, to determine the extent to which the participants acquired knowledge of nutrition principles as taught through a newsletter, and also to find out their attitude towards the publication as a medium of nutritional information. The experiment itself involved the sending of newsletters on better breakfasts to 60 families in an experimental group by the Ohio Cooperative Extention Service, while no letters were sent to a control group. Questions about these newsletters were asked by interviewers, and the effectiveness of the letters evaluated. Descriptive and experimental statistics were used to analyze and to interpret the data collected. It was concluded that the newsletter is an effective medium for teaching nutritional principles to low-income homemakers. Participants used radio, television, newspapers, and nutrition aides as sources of information on nutrition. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Note: Abstract of a Ph.D. dissertation