ERIC Number: ED024873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Interests and Information Sources of Tioga County Homemakers. Extension Studies No. 38.
Brown, Emory J.; And Others
Telephone interviews were conducted with 115 housewives in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, to determine their interests, information sources, financial credit sources, plans for remodeling homes and purchasing household conveniences, and family participation in Extension programs. It was found that 28% of the women kept record books of income and expenses, 40% preferred a store credit plan and 34% a bank loan for credit sources, 22% planned household repairs or remodeling within the coming year, and 84% were not planning to buy any appliances or furnishings in the coming year. Participation in Extension activities, and watching television programs, attending meetings, and reading newspaper articles were generally low, with mothers of children under 21 most active. They were most interested in educational opportunities and careers for their children, interior decorating, and weight reduction and dieting, and showed a slight interest in attending meetings on these subjects; women with more education, children under 21, and white collar or skilled laborer husbands had more interests. Newsletters and newspapers were favored means of gaining information. (jf)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania