ERIC Number: ED065767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Relationship Between Participation in a Clothing Construction Workshop and Selected Characteristics and Sewing Skills of Low-Income Homemakers in Macon County, Tennessee.
Henry, Madeline L.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the influence of selected characteristics, family patterns, economic standards and clothing problems of the low-income homemakers in Macon County on their participation in a clothing construction workshop. Changes in homemakers' sewing skills brought about by attendance at the workshop were also determined. Data were collected by means of two questionnaires and through personal group interviews. A contingency Table Analysis Program was used to analyze data. Findings include: (1) Participation in the workshop was not influenced by the personal characteristics of the homemakers; (2) Participation was influenced by the sources of homemaking information used, homemakers' knowledge and involvement in community organizations, and ownership of sewing equipment; and (3) Low-income homemakers participating in the workshop make a significant improvement in clothing construction skills. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Note: Extension Study No. 23