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tse compared with the findings of the present problem exeept
from the standpoint of the results of special training In
the area of personality development. $he investigator con-
cluded that "personality traits can be measured scientific-
ally with some degree of reliability and . . , personality
can ho improved through systematic training*
Vftien the problem arose as to whan and how to incor-
porate an ©aphasia on personality In the home economies
course of the high school at Tioga, Texas, in 19^8 and 19*9,
th© teacher began .to investigate courses ©f study and liin-
structional materials, An examination of the State Depart-
ment 's homeaaklng guide, "Homeiaalcing Education in fexas, wi0
showed that personality development was not listed as one
of the special area® of the horaeaalcing program, nor did it
contain special units on this subject.
fhe question us to whether to teach personality develop**
ment as a separate unit or to include it as an integral part
of the total hoaeiuaking prograa became a problem which re-
quired eareful investigation. It became the purpose of this
study, therefore, to determine whether more measurable
growth in personality is achieved by teaching a special unit
9Ibid., p. 83*
vision, 03s* olt
•*°8tate Board for Tocatlonal Education, loaeiMlclng M-
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Fagg, Carmen Bernice. Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Personal Development to Homemaking Girls, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130210/m1/9/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .