ERIC Number: ED368939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
A Study To Determine the Attitudes of Advisors Regarding the Future Direction of the Michigan Association of FHA/HERO. Final Report.
Nicholson, Michael W.
A study was conducted to assess the current attitudes and beliefs of advisors to Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations (FHA/HERO) in Michigan and to identify a future direction for the organization. A 51-item survey was developed and mailed to 134 past and present FHA/HERO advisors in the state. The questionnaire consisted of 50 objective items pertaining to school demographics and advisors' attitudes toward certain aspects of the program, and an open-ended item asking respondents to write a response about the future direction of the organization. Sixty questionnaires (45 percent) were returned. Some of the results and conclusions of the survey were the following: (1) a majority of the advisors feel that Michigan FHA/HERO should offer both national and state competitive events during the state conference; (2) a majority of the advisors rated the following services as important or very important (training in developing student leadership skills, training in the skill action/star events program, and technical assistance in establishing or continuing a chapter); (3) a majority of advisors rated networking and professional recognition and satisfaction as important or very important to them; (4) a majority of the advisors rated external incentives such as publicity and awards as important or very important; (5) a majority of the respondents noted concerns in the areas of time limitations, course scheduling conflicts, declining enrollment, and state-mandated curriculum changes; and (6) a majority of the advisors reported time and course conflicts as the leading reasons students do not join the organization. (The report includes the survey instrument, 50 tables, and the responses to the open-ended question.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.
Identifiers: Future Homemakers of America; Home Economics Related Occupations; Michigan