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ERIC Number: ED272730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 11
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Need for Achievement vs. Need for Affiliation: An Investigation of Home Economics Undergraduate Students.
Peterson, Karen L.; Roscoe, Bruce
A study compared the need for achievement of female undergraduates majoring in various areas of home economics versus those majoring in business administration. The Nach-Naff Scale was administered to 124 female undergraduate business administration and 133 home economics majors. Of the home economics majors, 31 were in child development, 34 in clothing/textiles, 33 in foods/nutrition, and 35 in housing/interior design. The students' ages ranged from 19 to 22, with a mean of 20.6. The housing/interior design majors had the highest achievement scores, followed by the clothing/textiles, foods/nutrition, and child development students. However, the business education majors had significantly higher scores when compared with the combined home economics majors. Because there appears to be a greater disparity in the achievement needs of students within home economics than between certain areas of home economics and business administration majors, it would seem appropriate to view home economics undergraduates as members of separate fields that are united by their shared concern with the family and its functions rather than as a single group. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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