ERIC Number: ED054386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Evaluation of Vocational Home Economics Programs in Terms of the Effectiveness of Full-Time Homemakers and Homemakers Who Are Also Full Time Employees. Final Report.
Cross, Aleene A.; And Others
The major hypothesis of this study was that homemakers who have been enrolled in a home economics program designed to prepare for the vocation of homemaking perceive themselves as more effective homemakers and/or as full time employees than those who have not been enrolled in such a program. To conduct the study, the Duncan's New Multiple Range Test was used to analyze questionnaire data collected for the two samples of homemakers which were taken from four states. One questionnaire was completed by full time homemakers and a shorter questionnaire was completed by employed homemakers. A low score on the instruments designated that the homemaker had a positive perception of her own homemaking abilities. These perceptions were analyzed in terms of variables such as: (1) the husbands' occupation for the full-time homemaker and wife's own occupation for the employed homemaker, (2) years of high school home economics enrollment, and (3) geographic location. Based on these variables it was concluded that the perceived effectiveness of full-time homemakers increased with enrollment in high school home economics classes, with years of participation in homemaker's clubs, and with amount of time spent in homemaking tasks under parental supervision. (Author/JS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.