Use and feasibility of videocassettes for individualized instruction by home economics extension agents with responsibility in housing and home furnishings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wilma S. Hammett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Barbara N. Clawson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of developing videocassette libraries in county offices of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service for clientele use. The study investigated attitudes of agents and attitudes and perceptions of knowledge gained by clientele, two important elements influencing feasibility. The study was conducted in two phases. Phase I included the assessment of attitudes of 92 Home Economics Extension Agents with responsibility in housing and home furnishings regarding videocassette use for individualized clientele learning. Agents generally had favorable attitudes about videocassette use. Factor analysis of the Phase I questionnaire resulted in six factors. The Pearson product moment correlation procedure tested Hypothesis 1 for relationships among the six factors and certain personal characteristics. The hypothesis was rejected for three factors. Agents who were less creative in using visuals, less familiar with videotape formats, and had less experience with videotapes had less positive attitudes about videotape as a teaching medium, the feasibility of clientele videocassette use, and the impact of videocassettes on Extension programming, respectively.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Home economics $x Audio-visual aids
Home economics extension work $x Audio-visual aids

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