ERIC Number: ED240208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationship between Social Class and Racial Prejudice on Home Management Skills among Black Americans.
Wilson, Catherine Walker
The relationship of social class and racial prejudice to the home management skills of black Americans was the focus of this study. A questionnaire (a copy of which appears in an appendix) was used to interview a sample of 100 people divided into four subgroups: low social class blacks, low social class whites, middle social class blacks, and middle social class whites. The questionnaire dealt with meal management, food preparation, money management, home management, child rearing, standards of housekeeping, crisis adjustment, and marketing. It also included questions about the type of education, whether segregated or not, and the type of neighborhood, whether segregated or not, of the individuals interviewed. The picture of home management skills that emerged from analysis of questionnaire results showed that knowledge of such skills appeared to be low for all study subjects. A relationship between social class and home management skills among blacks was shown. The majority of blacks interviewed indicated that there is also a relationship between racial prejudice and home management skills. (CMG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Walden University.