Development of an inventory to ascertain the problems and interests related to home economics of eighth grade girls in two counties in North Carolina

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Mary Lou Román Denning (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hildegarde Johnson

Abstract: The purposes of this study were to develop and to administer an inventory which would ascertain the recognized homemaking problems and interests of eighth grade girls enrolled in white and Negro schools in Duplin and Wayne counties in North Carolina during the 1964-1965 school year. The inventory was designed to be used by homemaking teachers as an implication for the course content for their own eighth grade homemaking classes. The items on the inventory were selected from published materials for the eighth grade level. The inventory was pretested and revised before being administered. One hundred and forty-nine eighth grade girls in ten schools selected at random responded to the inventory. To obtain information on interests and problems, girls responded on a three point scale which read as follows: A. Wish I had some help on this; B. Somewhat of a problem; C. Know a lot about this. The letters, A, B, and C were assigned numerical values of 2, 1, and 0, respectively, so that a mean value for each item could be computed.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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