A comparative study of competencies attained by students who have received instruction in consumer education and students who have not received instruction

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Nancy Armes Stokes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mildred Johnson

Abstract: The purposes of this study were to determine whether students who had completed a semester of Home Economics 7115, Consumer Education, had attained a higher level of competency than those who had not received the instruction, and to determine some reasons for the enrollment decline in one educational district. The specific objectives were to determine the competency level of students before and after enrolling in Home Economics 7115, Consumer Education, to compare the competency level of students who had instruction in Consumer Education with that of students who had not had specific instruction, to determine whether a relationship existed among the variables grade level, sex, age, and socioeconomic status, and to identify some reasons for declining enrollment in one educational district. The sample consisted of 82 students (46 from the control groups and 36 from the experimental groups). Students were ages 15 to 19 and were enrolled in grades 10, 11, and 12 in public senior high schools in District VI. Each student completed a pretest and a posttest. The instrument was the Test of Understanding in Personal Economics. Both groups completed the pretest in September, 1981, and the posttest in January, 1982. The experimental group received instruction in Home Economics 7115, Consumer Education, after completing the pretest, while the control group received no formal consumer education instruction.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Consumer education $x Instruction and study
Consumer education $v Comparative studies

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