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Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Smith, Texie Addington
Description: "The purpose of the present study is to observe how the consumers select ready-to-wear dresses in a small oil town, which had a population of 3,336 in June, 1940...A brief summary of the entire study follows. (1) Of the 215 customers, 60 percent were sales customers and 60 percent stated the price they wished to pay. (2) The 135 dresses purchased were about equally distributed among $7.95, $10.95,$16.95 and $29.95 values. (3) The color desired was specified by 83 percent of the customers. Navy and tan were the two leading colors. (4) While 97 percent of the women designated the size they needed, only 83 percent purchased the size requested. Size 16 was bought by more women than any other size. (5) Customers had little knowledge regarding trade names and materials. Of the dresses sold, 64 percent were rayon. (6) About 90 percent of the women designated in some manner the type of dress they desired. Almost 50 percent of the purchasers selected tailored garments. (7) Slightly less than half of the customers check on the quality of workmanship or the material in the dress. Only 15 percent of the women asked for a guarantee of any type. (8) Ten ...
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Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Personal Development to Homemaking Girls

Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Personal Development to Homemaking Girls

Date: 1950
Creator: Fagg, Carmen Bernice
Description: The question as to whether to teach personality development as a separate unit or to include it as an integral part of the total homemaking program became a problem which required careful investigation. It became the purpose of this study, therefore, to determine whether more measurable growth in personality is achieved by teaching a special unit in personality than by including such subject matter as an integral part of the homemaking program.
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The Influence of the Concerns of Metropolitan Negro High School Girls on their Curriculum Interest in Money Management

The Influence of the Concerns of Metropolitan Negro High School Girls on their Curriculum Interest in Money Management

Date: 1958
Creator: Haynes, Ethel Britt
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine whether or not the metropolitan Negro girl's concerns and attitudes are factors in her interest in curriculum items of money management. The concerns and attitudes include authoritarian discipline, family tensions, resentment to family life style, financial troubles, family problems, self inadequacy, personal adjustment, and resentment to dependency.
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Background Variables Affecting the Clothing Interests of High School Girls in Metropolitan Groups

Background Variables Affecting the Clothing Interests of High School Girls in Metropolitan Groups

Date: 1958
Creator: Boswell, Mary Middleton
Description: Using the data collected in the CYS (5), it is the purpose of the present study to show the relationships of certain background variables to the clothing interests of high school girls in metropolitan groups. Specifically, it proposes to answer the question, does the student's age, the number of siblings, the father's education, or the father's occupation influence these interests?
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Some Factors Affecting the Selection of the Plate Lunch

Some Factors Affecting the Selection of the Plate Lunch

Date: August 1959
Creator: Key, Merlene Hunnicutt
Description: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the factors affecting the sale of the plate lunch in six of the one hundred twenty-nine Dallas Public School lunchrooms, two each of predominantly Mexican, white and Negro enrollment, when the time is extended to include the entire school year of one hundred eighty school days.
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Effects of a Split Semester on Personal and Social Adjustment of Adolescents

Effects of a Split Semester on Personal and Social Adjustment of Adolescents

Date: August 1960
Creator: Black, Verlin Harmon
Description: The purpose of this study is to measure and compare the degree of personal and social adjustment which high school girls exhibited during a "split semester" and a "continuous semester."
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A Study of the Influence of Sociological Variables on Personal, Family, and Community Relationships Curriculum Interests of High School Negro Girls in Medium Communities

A Study of the Influence of Sociological Variables on Personal, Family, and Community Relationships Curriculum Interests of High School Negro Girls in Medium Communities

Date: 1958
Creator: Hunt, Louvenia Bell
Description: It is the purpose of this study to investigate the influence of age, siblings, family structure, religious beliefs, mother's occupation, father's occupation, homemaking courses taken, status of parents, number of rooms in home, and students' work hours after school on the Negro girl's interest in curriculum items on personal, family and community relationships.
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Total Nicotinic Acid Metabolism of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Total Nicotinic Acid Metabolism of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1952
Creator: Fuller, Golda Faye Graham
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the nicotinic acid values of the food consumed and the urinary and fecal excretions of young college women on self-selected diets.
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The Disappearance of Crude Fiber and Lignin from the Digestive Tracts of Young College Women

The Disappearance of Crude Fiber and Lignin from the Digestive Tracts of Young College Women

Date: 1950
Creator: McCarty, Faye A.
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the disappearance of crude fiber and lignin from the digestive tracts of healthy young college women consuming a self-selected diet.
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Effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method in Developing Thinking Ability in Homemaking Students

Effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method in Developing Thinking Ability in Homemaking Students

Date: 1951
Creator: Baker, Frances Basye
Description: This study attempts to compare the thinking abilities of homemaking girls with the thinking abilities of girls not taking homemaking. By emphasizing the problem-solving method in the teaching of an experimental unit, it proposes to determine whether homemaking students show greater gains in thinking ability at the end of the school year than non-homemaking students. The investigator proposes to find out if the student taught by techniques of problem-solving forms thinking habits superior to habits formed by those students who have not been taught by this method as extensively as homemaking students.
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