ERIC Number: ED113480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Tasks in Home Economics Related Occupations: Family and Community Services.
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
The study of task identification in family and community services presents statistical correlations of task frequencies obtained by questionnaire for the occupations of visiting homemaker or homemaker home/health aide, family planning health aide, counselor on alcoholism, management aide in low-income housing projects, deputy juvenile probation officer aide, and family management service aide. One-way matrices present, for each occupation, tasks arranged vertically in descending order of overall mean frequency of performance. A two-way matrix correlates task information for all six occupations, with occupations arranged horizontally and 16 tasks arranged vertically in descending order of commonality of performance as indicated by overall mean frequency scores. [The most frequently performed tasks for each occupation are briefly summarized.] A three-page bibliography is included together with nine appendixes which provide letters of transmittal, the task checklist questionnaire for each occupation, tables showing age and educational level of the respondents for each occupation and showing the rank, mean, range, standard deviation, variance, and mean frequency for each task in each occupation, questionnaire and tabulated results from a thesis, descriptors used in an ERIC search, alternate job titles, a list of resource persons, an Iowa congressional map, and additional task lists. (MS)
Descriptors: Community Services, Family Problems, Home Health Aides, Home Management, Housing Management Aides, Human Services, Matrices, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Information, Paraprofessional Personnel, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Task Performance, Visiting Homemakers
State Director, Career Education Division, Department of Public Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 004 243-246 and CE 004 989