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ERIC Number: ED044524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 147
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Job Analyses of Homemaking by Selected Groups of Homemakers and Home Economics Teachers.
Hackett, Bessie Dixon
To determine the nature of the job of homemaking for employed and non-employed homemakers and whether home economics teachers' perceptions of the job were in agreement with homemakers, card sort instruments, questionnaires, and personal interviews were administered to 32 home economics teachers and 20 employed and 20 non-employed mothers of a random sample of school children. Data analysis revealed that the jobs of the employed and non-employed homemaker were similar. However, the home economics teachers did not perceive the jobs the same as the employed and non-employed homemakers. The evidence suggests that home economics teachers may be influenced by their own styles of living or by their home economics backgrounds in believing that certain tasks are major responsibilities of homemakers. For example, though the teachers and homemakers tended to rate sewing as relatively low in importance, the teachers consistently overrated the extent of the sewing done in the home. In view of the findings, the "cooking and sewing" concept of homemaking is obsolete. The traditional job description of homemaking needs to be rewritten, and the course description of general homemaking needs revision. This Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Illinois. (SB)
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