ERIC Number: ED205816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Homemaking Education: What Are the Impacts? Final Report of a North Dakota Project.
Crawford, Glinda B.
A research project was conducted to evaluate the impact of programs that prepare students for the occupation of homemaking. The survey focused on former students after high school, their homemaking responsibilities, and the impact of homemaking instruction. The 155 students in the random sample were from 62 North Dakota school districts; they had taken at least three semesters of consumer homemaking and were males and females from all academic ranks. Following graduation, 70 percent had enrolled in a postsecondary program. Homemaking responsibilities included greatest initial involvement in money management, housing, personal development and relationships, time management, and clothing. Most (79 percent) stated that homemaking classes had assisted them in preparing for independent living responsibilities. Foods and nutrition was identified as being helpful by the highest number (85 percent). Students also indicated assistance in money management (68 percent), time management (44 percent), personal development and relationships (62 percent), and clothing (79 percent). Almost all students (96 percent) identified personal gains from enrollment, including greater confidence, increased independence, satisfaction, and greater understanding of oneself and others. Of those who had belonged to Future Homemakers of America (42 percent), 72 percent indicated personal gains from participation. (The survey instrument, data breakdown, anecdotes, and case studies are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.; North Dakota State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Fargo.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Home Economics and Nutrition.
Identifiers: Future Homemakers of America; Impact; Impact Studies; North Dakota