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Child Development Knowledge of 4-H Club Members and Non-4-H Club Members

Child Development Knowledge of 4-H Club Members and Non-4-H Club Members

Date: May 1979
Creator: Anderson, Jean Foster
Description: This thesis looks at child development based on membership in 4-H clubs.
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The Vitamin B-6 Status of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The Vitamin B-6 Status of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Date: December 1986
Creator: Anurak Bhunthurat
Description: The problem of this study is to determine the vitamin B-6 status of patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Erythrocyte aspartate transaminase assay was the method for measuring vitamin B-6 status. The vitamin B-6 status was examined in thirty subjects (ten COPD subjects and twenty control subjects). An unpaired t-test was used to compare the vitamin B-6 status of the COPD group versus the control group. Four determinants (percentage stimulation, ratio of basal to stimulated activity, basal activity, and stimulated activity) were used to determine vitamin B-6 status in both groups of subjects. Percentage stimulation and ratio of basal to stimulated activity were not significantly different (control group versus COPD group) at the .05 level. However, two of ten COPD subjects had values for percentage stimulation that were two standard deviations above the mean, indicating a poor B-6 status. In contrast, basal activity and stimulated activity of erythrocyte aspartate transaminase were found to be significantly lower at the .05 level in the COPD group than the control group. Therefore, the COPD subjects as a group had some biochemical characteristics of a lower level of vitamin B-6 than the controls.
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The Copper and Iron Intake and Hemoglobin of Student Nurses

The Copper and Iron Intake and Hemoglobin of Student Nurses

Date: 1948
Creator: Badgett, Lula Mae Starnes
Description: The object of this study is to determine the effect, if any, of the copper and iron intake upon the hemoglobin levels of student nurses on self-chosen diets.
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A Study of the Effect of Three "Non-Rinsing" Compounds on the Tensile Strength of Cotton Percale

A Study of the Effect of Three "Non-Rinsing" Compounds on the Tensile Strength of Cotton Percale

Date: 1951
Creator: Bell, Mildred L.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of three "non-rinse" washing compounds upon the tensile strength of cotton percale, in order to have some basis for recommendation as to use when teaching laundering to homemaking students and homemakers.
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The Effectiveness of Sociometric Grouping in Improving the Social Status of Rejected Girls in Eighth-grade Homemaking Classes

The Effectiveness of Sociometric Grouping in Improving the Social Status of Rejected Girls in Eighth-grade Homemaking Classes

Date: August 1953
Creator: Bissell, Mary Elvira
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effectiveness of sociometric groupings in bringing about improved social status of rejected girls in eighth-grade homemaking classes. Specifically, the study seeks to answer to the questions: Do significant changes occur in personal and social adjustment when pupils are placed in groups according to their choice? Is there evidence of improved social status of rejected pupils when sociometric groupings are used throughout the year?
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Ascorbic Acid Content of Frozen and Canned Fruits Before and After Preparation for Quantity Serving

Ascorbic Acid Content of Frozen and Canned Fruits Before and After Preparation for Quantity Serving

Date: 1948
Creator: Boney, Lila Marette
Description: The present study was undertaken to compare the ascorbic acid content of canned and frozen fruits before and after preparation for quantity use.
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Nitrogen Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Nitrogen Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1947
Creator: Boshart, Gayle Jewel
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the nitrogen intake and output (in both urine and feces) of two groups of Texas college women living in the Home Management House at North Texas State College.
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The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

Date: August 1950
Creator: Brown, Mary Angeline
Description: Films have been used with varying degrees of success to influence the attitudes of pupils of different ages and interests. Little has been done, however, to measure the attitudes of girls in high school homemaking classes. It is the purpose of this study to use films as an integral part of a group relationships unit and to determine what attitude changes, if any, are directly attributable to film content.
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The Response of Elderly People to a B-6 Supplement

The Response of Elderly People to a B-6 Supplement

Date: August 1985
Creator: Chaomuangbon, Sunthorn
Description: Vitamin B-6 status was examined in a group of 46 elderly subjects who were selected from nursing home residents, hospital patients, and free living individuals in Denton County. Subjects were limited to men and women over 60 years of age. Erythrocyte aspartate aminotransferase stimulation with pyridoxal phosphate (in-vitro) was studied as the biochemical criterion of vitamin B-6 status. The pyridoxine status of these 46 subjects (the reference group) was measured in order to be able to identify people with a relatively poor B-6 status. A sub-group of the reference group was composed of 4 subjects who took B-6 supplements (supplemented group). There was no significant difference (0.05 level) in the basal activity, stimulated activity, percentage stimulation, or body weight, after treatment with 10 mg pyridoxine hydrochloride for 4 weeks, even though all 4 subjects had an improved B-6 status (based on percentage stimulation) after taking the supplement. The data indicated that of the 4 subjects tested, 2 showed a large change in the basal activity, stimulated activity, and percentage stimulation. The lack of significant difference (0.05 level) was probably due to a small sample size. One subject reported an increased appetite and body weight after treatment with pyridoxine.
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The Relation of Selected Background Variables of Negro Girls of Metropolitan High Schools to their Curriculum Interests in Foods

The Relation of Selected Background Variables of Negro Girls of Metropolitan High Schools to their Curriculum Interests in Foods

Date: January 1962
Creator: Chatmon, Bettie C.
Description: It is the purpose of the present study to add to the growing source of information, so valuable to curriculum makers, by studying the relationship of certain background variables to the Negro girl's curriculum in foods. The background variables included in this study are age, siblings, residence, father's occupation, and mother's education.
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A Study of Housing Conditions of Selected Rural Families in Howard County, Texas

A Study of Housing Conditions of Selected Rural Families in Howard County, Texas

Date: January 1950
Creator: Christie, Margaret L.
Description: "The purpose of this study was to make a housing survey in the rural areas of Howard County to determine the needs of the farm families in order that a more adequate program for the improvement of housing conditions could be planned by the county home demonstration council with the help of the county home demonstration agent." -- leaf 10.
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Crude Fiber and Laxation of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Crude Fiber and Laxation of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1949
Creator: Collier, Charlotte Collins
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the amount of crude fiber in the diet and the laxation rate of college women consuming self-selected diets.
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Selected Clothing Buying Practices of High School Girls in Carrollton, Texas

Selected Clothing Buying Practices of High School Girls in Carrollton, Texas

Date: December 1979
Creator: Cook, Tanya Cantrell
Description: The purpose of the study was to explore specific buying practices of teenage girls and to determine the influence of age and employment on shopping patterns. The buying practices investigated included use of credit, apparel purchase price, purchasing of reduced merchandise, brand name preferences, utilization of store personnel and stores patronized. The data were collected by questionnaires administered to 205 high school girls in grades 9 through 12 enrolled in the two public high schools in Carrollton, Texas. Chi square tests of independence were computed along with descriptive statistics. Buying patterns of Carrollton teenagers were found to be similar to girls in other areas of the United States. A positive correlation was found between shopping patterns and student age and employment.
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The Protein Content of Nursery School Lunches and "Second" Servings when a Multi-Purpose Food is Used as a Substitute or as a Supplement

The Protein Content of Nursery School Lunches and "Second" Servings when a Multi-Purpose Food is Used as a Substitute or as a Supplement

Date: August 1953
Creator: Cox, Maeona
Description: This thesis examines the protein content of nursery school lunches and "second" servings when a multi-purpose food is used as a substitute or as a supplement.
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The Effect of Antioxidant Ascorbic Acid upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Certain Frozen Fruits

The Effect of Antioxidant Ascorbic Acid upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Certain Frozen Fruits

Date: August 1953
Creator: Crow, Lucy Stuart
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the reduced and dehydroascorbic acid of certain frozen fruits prepared with and without ascorbic acid as an antioxidant.
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The Calcium, Phosphorus, and Protein Content of Nursery School Lunches

The Calcium, Phosphorus, and Protein Content of Nursery School Lunches

Date: 1951
Creator: Davis, Addie Nell
Description: The problem of this study is to show the calcium, phosphorus, and protein content of nursery school lunches. Many studies have been made of the calcium and protein requirements of preschool children. Fewer studies have been made of the phosphorus requirements of normal preschool children.
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Socio-Economic Status and Problems of Anglo-American and Latin-American High School Girls

Socio-Economic Status and Problems of Anglo-American and Latin-American High School Girls

Date: 1955
Creator: Davis, Eddith Mantooth
Description: The purpose of the present study is to study the problems of Anglo-American and Latin-American girls in relation to their socio-economic status.
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The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students

The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students

Date: 1951
Creator: Davis, Louise
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether a unit on child development, planned cooperatively by the teacher and pupils, is effective in changing the attitudes of junior high school girls toward younger children.
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An Investigation of the Relationship between Girls' Reasons for Electing Homemaking and Their Vocational Preferences and Aptitudes

An Investigation of the Relationship between Girls' Reasons for Electing Homemaking and Their Vocational Preferences and Aptitudes

Date: January 1953
Creator: Francis, Edna
Description: A review of preceding studies reveals a number of factors which influence junior- and senior-high-school girls to elect homemaking. The present study proposes to discover additional factors. It, furthermore, proposes to determine whether any relationships exist between the expressed interests of students who elect homemaking and their vocational preferences and general aptitudes.
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Relationships Between the Differential Aptitude Test and Achievement Scores of Home Economics Education Majors

Relationships Between the Differential Aptitude Test and Achievement Scores of Home Economics Education Majors

Date: June 1955
Creator: Fuqua, Anna Lou
Description: It is the purpose of this study to contribute to the information essential to sound guidance by determining whether the aptitudes of college students in Home Economics, as measured by the Differential Aptitude Test, are reflected in the actual achievement grades of these students.
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The Effect of Maternal Employment on the Sex Role Orientation of Adolescents

The Effect of Maternal Employment on the Sex Role Orientation of Adolescents

Date: August 1984
Creator: Gardner, Kaye E.
Description: The sex-role orientation was determined for 352 high school seniors in Plano, Texas. Using maternal employment status as the independent variable, the students were divided according to full-time employed mothers or full-time homemaker mothers. Results indicated that adolescents of employed mothers had a more liberal sex-role orientation and attitude towards the division of household tasks than adolescents of homemaker mothers. When male and female scores were analyzed separately, the order from most liberal to least liberal was females of employed mothers, females of homemaker mothers, males of employed mothers, and males of homemaker mothers. The mean scores indicated a nontraditional attitude. The study also indicated that maternal happiness with employment did not affect male and female sex-role orientation.
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A One-Year Study of Job Stability in the Lunchrooms of the Dallas Independent School District

A One-Year Study of Job Stability in the Lunchrooms of the Dallas Independent School District

Date: August 1961
Creator: Gibson, Joan Nowlin
Description: The present study was undertaken to investigate some of the factors influencing job stability among the women employees of the Dallas Independent School District's lunchrooms.
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Student and Employer Perceptions of Career Expectations and Goals in Retailing

Student and Employer Perceptions of Career Expectations and Goals in Retailing

Date: August 1977
Creator: Grace, Marilu
Description: The purpose was to investigate career expectations and goals of junior and senior fashion merchandising majors at North Texas State University and to compare findings with expectations for trainees of retail employers with executive training programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The findings indicated that most female students are planning their career goals in business for the next five years. Students are confused as to what employee benefits they might receive at the entry level. College recruitment is an important method of hiring executive trainees. Length of training programs vary from six months to three years. At the time of the study, trainees could expect a beginning salary of nine to ten thousand dollars.
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Contributions of a Social Fundamentals Course to the Adjustment Progress of College Students

Contributions of a Social Fundamentals Course to the Adjustment Progress of College Students

Date: August 1952
Creator: Gresham, Ena McWilliams
Description: The purpose of this study is determine whether increased knowledge of social conduct is accompanied by the personal and social adjustment of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors; then to compare the adjustment progress of the college groups.
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