ERIC Number: ED339808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky Needs Assessment for Single Parents and Homemakers. Final Report.
Bayne, Keith; Buckley-Daum, Deborah
A study identified the critical areas in which single parents and homemakers need assistance so that they can complete educational programs to prepare them to enter the work force. A questionnaire was developed that examined such factors as single parent/homemaker demographics, work history, self-confidence, career awareness, education-related expenses, and school absentee policies. The population consisted of 386 single parents and 112 homemakers. Results produced this profile of the representative single parent and the homemaker: female, aged 22-35, white, a high school education or less, and with small children. The typical single parent was divorced; the homemaker was usually married. Both groups were enrolled primarily in vocational programs and had employment experience. primarily in vocational programs and had employment experience. Analysis showed an above average self-esteem rating for both groups. They spent 21-30 hours per week at school; over one-fourth worked up to 24 hours per week. Both groups needed financial assistance, but single parents needed it more. Single parents needed child care assistance. Both groups needed emotional support and education/job preparation assistance. They seemed to have somewhat realistic expectations about future employment and earnings and to be closely following the footsteps of their parents with respect to education and job preparation. (Extensive data tables are provided. The instrument and a 56-item bibliography are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Dept. of Occupational and Career Education.