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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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Weight Loss Maintenance and Physical and Emotional Effects in Obese Subjects Treated with a Protein-Sparing Modified Fast

Weight Loss Maintenance and Physical and Emotional Effects in Obese Subjects Treated with a Protein-Sparing Modified Fast

Date: August 1978
Creator: Jacobs, Hilarie H.
Description: Weight loss maintenance and emotional and physical problems were investigated in subjects on a protein-sparing modified fast. Four months following a weight reduction program using the protein-sparing modified fast, twenty of the forty-two subjects were contacted. Each was asked to complete a questionnaire related to emotional and physical effects of the diet and a diet history checksheet. Each subject was weighed to determine if weight loss had been maintained. Results of the questionnaire, diet history, and blood chemistry analysis indicate that for these subjects, the modified fast may be safe and effective in reducing and maintaining weight loss over a short time period under close supervision by a physician.
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The Effects of Oat Fiber and Corn Bran on Blood Serum Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

The Effects of Oat Fiber and Corn Bran on Blood Serum Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

Date: August 1985
Creator: Broeder, Craig E. (Craig Elliot)
Description: Forty Sprague Dawley rats were randomly placed in five groups with eight rats per group. Each group varied in dietary composition for fiber type and carbohydrate source. Groups one and two received oat fiber and either sucrose or corn starch as the carbohydrate source. Groups three and four received corn bran as the fiber source and either sucrose or corn starch as the carbohydrate source. Group five (considered the control group), received Purina standard rat chow. Analysis of variance showed only significant differences for food intake, and the control group had a significantly higher food intake. Weight gain, serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels showed no significant differences.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Study of Frozen, Fresh, and Canned Vegetables

A Study of Frozen, Fresh, and Canned Vegetables

Date: 1948
Creator: Foster, Lillian B.
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the practicality of quick-frozen, fresh and canned vegetables in quantity feeding operations of a college residence hall cafeteria.
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An Evaluation of the Effect of Participation in Certain Lunchroom Activities upon the Acceptance of Food by Elementary School Children

An Evaluation of the Effect of Participation in Certain Lunchroom Activities upon the Acceptance of Food by Elementary School Children

Date: 1949
Creator: Morrow, Annie Launa
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine how the pupils' participation in certain lunchroom activities for a two-weeks period affected their acceptance of foods.
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Evaluation of a Twelve Months Homemaking Program

Evaluation of a Twelve Months Homemaking Program

Date: 1950
Creator: Evans, Mary Elizabeth
Description: It is the purpose of this study to evaluate certain aspects of growth in the pupils of Wylie High School who participated in the twelve months homemaking program during the period of time extending from September 1, 1948, until September 1, 1949.
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Effectiveness of a Film Unit in Improving the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Effectiveness of a Film Unit in Improving the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Date: 1950
Creator: Hapke, Bettie Mead
Description: Planned on the realization that teen-agers have a strong influence on younger children, this experiment proposes to use high school girls to assist with a foods unit developed by the use of films and designed to improve food acceptance and reduce plate waste in some of the elementary grades.
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Riboflavin Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Riboflavin Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1948
Creator: Harris, Jimmie Nell
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the riboflavin intake in food and the excretion in the urine and feces of young college women living in the home management house and eating a self selected diet from a common food supply.
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An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit

An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit

Date: 1948
Creator: Lindley, Edith Ross
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the extent of certain aspects of growth in foods units in homemaking classes through several evaluative methods, such as: pre-tests and tests, anecdotal records, self-evaluations of students, and student and teacher planned devices.
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Vitamin A Administration and Dark Adaption of Second and Third Grade Children

Vitamin A Administration and Dark Adaption of Second and Third Grade Children

Date: 1940
Creator: Silk, Maurice Raper
Description: This study was formulated for the following purposes: (1) To determine if a learning factor is involved when repeated tests are made with a dark adaption instrument, (2) To determine if the dark adaption of a group of second and third grade children showing poor dark adaption can be improved by the daily administration of Haliver oil capsules, (3) To obtain a dark adaption curve for two hundred twenty-three grade children of Denton, Texas.
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A Study of the Use of the Playback in Consumer Education

A Study of the Use of the Playback in Consumer Education

Date: 1940
Creator: Amos, Charlcie N.
Description: The purpose of this study is to consider the playback as a consumer educational material, and to test its usefulness in transmitting and securing acceptance of consumer information when presented to selected groups of individuals. Another purpose of the study is to make a contribution to the sum total of results obtained by the Institute for Consumer Education in its experimentation with the playback.
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The Effect of Certain Poster Presentations on the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

The Effect of Certain Poster Presentations on the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Date: 1948
Creator: McMahan, Ruby Nell
Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: 1. to determine whether or not certain poster presentations affect the food acceptance of elementary school children, and 2. to determine which method of presenting a poster had the most affect upon the child's food acceptance.
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A Plate Waste Study Made in a Small Type "A" Lunchroom

A Plate Waste Study Made in a Small Type "A" Lunchroom

Date: 1948
Creator: Boren, Mabel Adelia
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the plate waste from the type "A" lunch served to the children in the Collinsville School Lunchroom during the school year of 1947-1948.
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A Check List for the Selection of Homemaking Films from Film Description Catalogs

A Check List for the Selection of Homemaking Films from Film Description Catalogs

Date: 1948
Creator: Borth, Helen Agnes
Description: The purpose of this study is to further the effective utilization of films by developing an instrument for their selection from descriptions in catalogs.
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The Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin A Value of Two Dehydrated Sweet Potato Products

The Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin A Value of Two Dehydrated Sweet Potato Products

Date: 1943
Creator: Herd, Ruby Lee
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of cooking on the vitamin A value of "Vita-Yam" candy and cookies.
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