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ERIC Number: ED171478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 117
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A Comparison of Life Goals, Attitudes and Perceptions of Home Economics Majors at Bob Jones University and 1862 Colleges and Universities in the Southern Region.
Wyatt, Marcella Anne
To develop a profile of home economics majors at a private Christian university and to compare their goals, attitudes and perceptions with those of 1126 home economics majors at the 37 land grant institutions participating in the S-114 Southern Regional Study, the S-114 questionnaire is used to survey all 247 home economics majors at Bob Jones University. The 200 returned questionnaires provide data on: personal background; parents; high school size and curriculum; work experience; college experience; educational, career and life aspirations; and attitudes toward women, education, marriage, careers, and agriculture. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistical test compares and analyzes reponses of 13 goal and perception related questions with those from the S-114 study to reject the 2 null hypotheses. Home economics majors from schools in the S-114 study report significantly higher educational aspirations and expectations. Bob Jones University home economics majors perceive their peers as more friendly, open to new ideas and less interested in making money than the other college students studied. The resulting student profile can benefit instructors and advisors of home economics majors as well as recruitment personnel and administrators. More such cross-comparison studies on vocational preparation and career development of college women is recommended. (NEC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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