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 Degree Discipline: Home Economics
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
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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Appropriate Business Appearance for Women in Retailing

Appropriate Business Appearance for Women in Retailing

Date: August 1979
Creator: Stengel, Roxanne
Description: This study was conducted to investigate the importance of dress in the implementation of hiring, promotion, and termination practices among female retail executives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Appropriate interview and on-the-job dress for department and specialty store executives was studied. A questionnaire was used to obtain information from retail executives. Based on the data obtained, it was found that appropriate business dress was indeed important for female retail executives. Skirt suits or skirt and vest ensembles were considered most acceptable by the executives surveyed, both for interview and on-the-job situations.
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A Descriptive Study of Sexual Child Abuse in Texas

A Descriptive Study of Sexual Child Abuse in Texas

Date: August 1979
Creator: Mitchell, Josephine G.
Description: Validated reports of sexually abused children from 1975 through 1977 were examined. Considered were the victim's age, sex, ethnic group, type of abuse, living arrangement, and relationship to perpetrator. Basic sources of data were the Texas Department of Human Resources' CANRIS reports and the U.S. Bureau of the Census population estimates. Validated sexual abuse consistently ranked third in physical abuse type and more than doubled between 1975 and 1977. Victims' mean age decreased each year and most were eleven years or over. Most sexual child abuse victims in Texas were of the Anglo ethnic group, living in their own home, and victimized by a parent. More than 85 per cent were female. Further research was recommended.
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Young Married Couples' Attitudes Toward Children

Young Married Couples' Attitudes Toward Children

Date: August 1979
Creator: Southerland, Gayle
Description: This study investigated the relationship of certain independent variables and young married couples' attitudes toward children. Church leaders in Plano, Texas, administered the Hereford Parent Attitude Survey to couples from their churches. Ninety-seven subjects comprised the main sample group. The data were analyzed using t-tests and f-tests. Women had more positive attitudes toward children than men. Parents had more positive attitudes than childless subjects. Childless subjects who plan to have children had more positive attitudes toward children than subjects who did not plan to have children or who were not sure. Income level was related to confidence in parenting. Age and sex of children and education level were not related to attitudes toward children. Based on these findings, recommendations were made for future research and education.
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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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Child Development Knowledge of Adolescents

Child Development Knowledge of Adolescents

Date: May 1979
Creator: Harrison, Cheryl
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate adolescent knowledge of physical, mental, social, and emotional development of babies and young children. The study was concerned with the effects of the following factors on adolescent knowledge of child development; geographic location, family size, ordinal position, and years of homemaking classes in school. Questionnaires were administered to 200 homemaking students in high schools in Parker and Tarrant counties. The only factor significant at the .05 level in affecting.adolescent knowledge was geographic location. Students from rural high schools obtained higher overall child development knowledge scores than students from urban high schools. Further research to compare the knowledge of students not enrolled in homemaking classes to the knowledge of students enrolled in homemaking classes is recommended.
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Clothing Preferences of Large-Size Women Who Shop in Large-Size Specialty Stores in the North Dallas Area

Clothing Preferences of Large-Size Women Who Shop in Large-Size Specialty Stores in the North Dallas Area

Date: May 1979
Creator: Meriwether, Judith
Description: This study investigated the clothing preferences of large-size women who shopped in selected large-size specialty stores in North Dallas. Questions were asked regarding the respondents' age, employment, income, dress size and degree of fashion-consciousness. Also investigated were preferences regarding apparel and shopping sources. A questionnaire was used to obtain the desired information. Based on the data obtained, it was found that large-size women have certain preferences concerning the clothing they purchase and the sources they shop.
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A Comparison of 4-H Youths' and Their Parents' Attitudes Concerning 4-H Competitive Events

A Comparison of 4-H Youths' and Their Parents' Attitudes Concerning 4-H Competitive Events

Date: May 1979
Creator: Sanders, Renee C.
Description: The purpose of the study was to compare the attitudes of 4-H youths and their parents concerning 4-H competitiveness. The sample was composed of seventy-nine 4-H youths and their parents from three North Texas Counties. The instruments, which consisted of an "Opinionnaire for Parents" and an "Opinionnaire for 4-H'ers," were designed to obtain the 4-H'ers' and parents' attitudes about 4-H competition. The study revealed no significant difference in competitive attitudes between 4-H youths' and their parents' or between younger and older 4-H'ers. 4-H boys were found to have more competitive attitudes than 4-H girls. No significant relationship was found between parents' level of competitiveness and length of 4-H service.
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The Significance of Male Participation in Home Economics Programs in Public Schools

The Significance of Male Participation in Home Economics Programs in Public Schools

Date: May 1979
Creator: Yovonie-Tijani, Rosaline S.
Description: This investigation is to determine the extent of male participation in home economics courses in public schools. Related questionnaires were completed by participants and results tabulated. It was determined that the student's own interest, and their perception of how homemaking will help later are influencing factors for enrollment in homemaking classes. Food preparation, getting along with others, grooming, clothing selection and construction and using new equipment properly are areas of interest to male students. The belief that homemaking is for girls, and the lack of interest in the content and activities of homemaking classes account for the low male participation. Community understanding, friendly attitudes of counselors, a well equipped department, and practical homemaking courses could attract more male participation.
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Teenagers' Attitudes Toward Early Parenting

Teenagers' Attitudes Toward Early Parenting

Date: December 1978
Creator: Reynolds-Hromadka, Johnny Sue.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the attitudes of teenagers toward early parenting. A fifty-two item questionnaire was given to 253 students enrolled in Homemaking I, Homemaking II, or Home and Family Living classes. Data are reported in five sections: teenagers' (1) attitudes about early parenting, (2) perceptions of child abuse and neglect, (3) beliefs about disciplining and punishment, (4) preparation for parenting skills, and (5) attitudes toward parenting education classes. Different results were obtained on measures of race, sex, and grade levels. Very few differences in attitudes were identified between ethnic groups and grade levels. Males and females differed in attitudes toward birth control and parenting tasks.
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