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Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Mate Selection

Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Mate Selection

Date: December 1982
Creator: Curtner, Mary Elizabeth
Description: This study investigated the attitudes of sixty-four adolescents who completed an instrument designed to measure attitudes toward factors which influence mate selection. The hypotheses examined attitudes toward mate selection and gender, socioeconomic status, educational goals, family structure, and preferred age at marriage. The data were analyzed by calculating percentages and mean scores. The analysis of data revealed that adolescents valued personality-oriented characteristics as the most important characteristics desired in a mate; males and females held different values for certain factors; adolescents from various socioeconomic levels held different values for certain factors; adolescents with different educational goals, and adolescents residing in various family structures held similar values for each factor; and adolescents with various preferences for age at marriage held different values for certain factors.
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An Analysis of the Background Variables of Negro High School Youth in the Texas Cooperative Youth Study

An Analysis of the Background Variables of Negro High School Youth in the Texas Cooperative Youth Study

Date: August 1958
Creator: Scott, Lottie Ed
Description: The purpose of the Texas Cooperative Youth Study was to gather basic data on the problems and interests of youth from youth themselves, their teachers, and their parents in the stages of early, middle, and late adolescence. The study was made to determine interests, attitudes, and concerns of youth in relation to home and family life; to determine whether homemaking education in the school takes into account these concerns and attitudes; and to find out whether interest in homemaking education is related to selected background and sociological variables.
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An Anthropometrical Study in the Nutrition of Children, Using the Wetzel Grid

An Anthropometrical Study in the Nutrition of Children, Using the Wetzel Grid

Date: 1945
Creator: Drew, Bennie P.
Description: In this study, an appraisal of the nutritional status of eighty-eight school children has been made, using the Wetzel Index with the Baldwin-Wood Index and the Pryor Index for the determinations.
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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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Are the Dress Manufacturers of Dallas, Texas, Meeting the Needs of the Tall Women?

Are the Dress Manufacturers of Dallas, Texas, Meeting the Needs of the Tall Women?

Date: 1947
Creator: Hannah, Clementena Parker
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine what per cent of dresses manufactured by Dallas dress manufacturers is produced to meet the needs of tall women.
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Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Content of Lunches Served Nursery School Children

Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Content of Lunches Served Nursery School Children

Date: 1947
Creator: Tompkins, Virginia Lee
Description: The present study was made in an attempt to determine what contributions the mid-morning feeding and the noon meal served children in a nursery school make toward the day's total intake of vitamin C and vitamin A.
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The Ascorbic Acid Content of Orange Marmalade Made With and Without Commercial Pectin

The Ascorbic Acid Content of Orange Marmalade Made With and Without Commercial Pectin

Date: 1943
Creator: Burt, Dorthy Farris
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the ascorbic acid values of orange marmalades made with and without commercial pectin; and to compare these values with those obtained by testing random samples of home and commercial prepared orange marmalades.
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The Ascorbic Acid Content of School Lunches Served at the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School During March and April, 1944

The Ascorbic Acid Content of School Lunches Served at the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School During March and April, 1944

Date: 1944
Creator: Bryan, Ada Ruth
Description: The purposes of the present study are to determine the ascorbic acid values of foods served in the lunch room of North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School at the time food preparation is completed, at the beginning of the serving period, and at the end of the serving period; to ascertain the loss of ascorbic acid during these intervals; and to determine the quantity of ascorbic acid present in the size portions served primary, elementary, and high school students.
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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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Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods

Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods

Date: 1942
Creator: Ballew, Jewell Elizabeth
Description: The purpose of the present study was to compare the amounts of vitamin A in sweet potato flour with that of carrot flour and dehydrated carrots by using the biological assay method.
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Career aspirations of high school home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas

Career aspirations of high school home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas

Date: December 1978
Creator: Singleton, Dawn A.
Description: 181 adolescent home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas, were surveyed. The questions examined the following: grades and self concept of academic ability, self concept of academic ability and occupational aspirations, school size and occupational aspirations, sex and occupational aspirations, race and occupational aspirations, parents' occupational aspirations, parents' educational levels and occupational aspirations. The data suggested that career aspirations are positively related to self concept of ability, school grades, school size, race, parents' education, and fathers' occupations. Students' sex and their mothers' occupations were not shown to be related to career aspirations.
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Carotene and Vitamin A Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Carotene and Vitamin A Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1947
Creator: Kelsay, June
Description: The object of this study is to determine the intake (in food) and output (in feces) of vitamin A and carotene of several groups of college women living in the Home Management House.
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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 the Calculated Creatinine Coefficients of Young College Women

A Comparison of the Calculated Creatinine Coefficients of Young College Women

Date: August 1963
Creator: Straughn, Dorothy M.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare the calculated creatinine coefficients of young college women based on lean body mass weight with those based on actual body weight.
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A Comparison of Two Types of Home Project Report Forms

A Comparison of Two Types of Home Project Report Forms

Date: August 1952
Creator: Moore, Marian Buell
Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare two forms of home project reports and to determine the preferred form.
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The Contribution of Meats and of Breakfasts to the Thiamin Content of Cafeteria Selected Diets

The Contribution of Meats and of Breakfasts to the Thiamin Content of Cafeteria Selected Diets

Date: 1951
Creator: Holley, Bennie Caraway
Description: The purpose of this study is to show how much of the thiamin content of the noon and evening meals is contributed by meats and meat dishes which appear on the cafeteria menu, as well as the thiamin contribution of the breakfast meal to the total daily intake.
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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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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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Dark Adaptation of Second and Third Grade Children

Dark Adaptation of Second and Third Grade Children

Date: 1940
Creator: Rohrer, Lois Young
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the dark adaptation of second grade children in Denton, Texas.
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Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Date: 1942
Creator: Collins, Mary Margaret
Description: The present study is a part of a long-time cooperative study of the Home Economics Department of the North Texas State Teachers College, begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third-grade children made in 1940 with those made of the same children in 1941 and in 1942. Also included in this study is the comparison of a group of freshmen college men made in 1940 with a group of twenty-five men made in 1942. An attempt is also made to determine whether an individual has higher dark adaptation on sunshiny days than on cloudy days.
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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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The Dietary Habits of Fifty-Nine North Texas State Teachers College Students Doing Light Housekeeping

The Dietary Habits of Fifty-Nine North Texas State Teachers College Students Doing Light Housekeeping

Date: 1943
Creator: Kellar, Loren
Description: The purpose of this study is an attempt to determine the food habits of a group of light housekeeping students enrolled in the North Texas State Teachers College in the spring of 1939, using the inventory method.
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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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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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