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Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Mate Selection
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.
An Analysis of Grooming Problems of the High School Girl
The purpose of this study is to analyze the grooming problems of high school girls in Oakwood High School, and to compare the grooming problems of girls who have had a clothing course in Home Economics to those who have not.
An Analysis of the Background Variables of Negro High School Youth in the Texas Cooperative Youth Study
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.
Analysis of the Housing Status of the Elderly
Quality of housing was examined in relation to living arrangement, race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, income, health, and renter-owner status. There appeared to be differences in housing quality for those of younger ages, females, and owners. White subjects occupied good quality housing while Blacks occupied fair quality housing. Proportion of income allocated to housing was examined by renter-owner status, race, gender and living arrangement. Renters allocated an average of 34 per cent compared to 17 per cent for owners. Females living alone occupied good quality housing, committed the highest proportion of income to housing, and one-third had incomes below the poverty threshold while two-thirds were near poverty. Subjects allocated more for utilities than others over sixty-five, nationally.
An Anthropometrical Study in the Nutrition of Children, Using the Wetzel Grid
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.
Appropriate Business Appearance for Women in Retailing
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.
Are the Dress Manufacturers of Dallas, Texas, Meeting the Needs of the Tall Women?
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.
Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Content of Lunches Served Nursery School Children
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.
Ascorbic Acid Content of Frozen and Canned Fruits Before and After Preparation for Quantity Serving
The present study was undertaken to compare the ascorbic acid content of canned and frozen fruits before and after preparation for quantity use.
The Ascorbic Acid Content of Orange Marmalade Made With and Without Commercial Pectin
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.
The Ascorbic Acid Content of School Lunches Served at the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School During March and April, 1944
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.
Attitudes Toward Shopping for Apparel and Apparel Shopping Behavior of a Selected Group of Working Women
The purposes of this study were to investigate attitudes toward apparel shopping and apparel shopping behavior of a selected group of working women in the Dallas, Texas, area. The study also examined relationships of occupation, education, age and marital status to apparel shopping attitudes and behavior. The study concluded that working women enjoy shopping for apparel but do encounter certain frustrations. Working women shop for apparel every few weeks or more and most often purchase apparel in department stores. The majority use charge accounts and often purchase apparel at reduced prices. Chi square analysis revealed few significant relationships between attitudes toward apparel shopping and apparel shopping behavior and the demographic variables of occupation, education, age and marital status.
Background Variables Affecting the Clothing Interests of High School Girls in Metropolitan Groups
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?
Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods
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.
The Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium Content of Nursery School Lunches
The purpose of the present study is to determine the calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium content of the composite food, mid-morning fruit juice, fluid milk, and "seconds" of nursery school lunches.
The Calcium, Phosphorus, and Protein Content of Nursery School Lunches
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.
Career aspirations of high school home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas
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.
Carotene and Vitamin A Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets
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.
A Check List for the Selection of Homemaking Films from Film Description Catalogs
The purpose of this study is to further the effective utilization of films by developing an instrument for their selection from descriptions in catalogs.
Child Development Knowledge of 4-H Club Members and Non-4-H Club Members
This thesis looks at child development based on membership in 4-H clubs.
Child Development Knowledge of Adolescents
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.
Clothing Preferences of a Select Group of Large-Sized Women Shopping in the Dallas, Metropolitan Area
This study is an assessment of preferences and the perceived satisfaction of clothing for a group of large-sized women shopping in the Dallas metropolitan area. Demographic information was gathered from the respondents to compare the relationship between the clothing preferences and the demographic variables. The participants in this study were sixty large-sized women who shopped in two large-sized specialty stores in Dallas, Texas. The data were collected by use of a personal interview instrument developed by the researcher. This study concludes that large-sized women perceived the selection of large-sized clothing ranging from good to fair with variation in their satisfaction of style, price, fabric, and availability. Large-sized women prefer the following style features: the A-line skirt, the V-neckline, the A-line dress, the bishop sleeve, the solid fabric design, and the color green.
Clothing Preferences of Large-Size Women Who Shop in Large-Size Specialty Stores in the North Dallas Area
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.
A Comparative Nutritive Study of the Growth-Promoting Factors of Four Varieties of Cowpeas
The purpose of the present study is to compare the growth-promoting properties of four varieties of the green cowpea: the blackeye, the red and white crowder, the brown crowder and the cream cowpea.
A Comparison of 4-H Youths' and Their Parents' Attitudes Concerning 4-H Competitive Events
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.
A Comparison of the Calculated Creatinine Coefficients of Young College Women
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.
A Comparison of Two Types of Home Project Report Forms
The purpose of the present study is to compare two forms of home project reports and to determine the preferred form.
The Contribution of Meats and of Breakfasts to the Thiamin Content of Cafeteria Selected Diets
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.
Contributions of a Social Fundamentals Course to the Adjustment Progress of College Students
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.
The Copper and Iron Intake and Hemoglobin of Student Nurses
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.
Crude Fiber and Laxation of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets
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.
Dark Adaptation of Second and Third Grade Children
The purpose of the study is to determine the dark adaptation of second grade children in Denton, Texas.
Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer
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.
A Descriptive Study of Sexual Child Abuse in Texas
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.
The Determination of the Vitamin A Content of the Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from Stored Sweet Potatoes
The purpose of this present study is to determine the amount of vitamin A in the dehydrated sweet potato made from the yellow Puerto Rico variety grown in Texas by using a reference oil.
Determined Energy Value of Dormitory Meals
This thesis examines the caloric values of meals served in a college dormitory.
Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases
The purpose of this study is to present a concise and practical method of applying diet management in health and in some common diseases.
The Dietary Habits of Fifty-Nine North Texas State Teachers College Students Doing Light Housekeeping
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.
The Disappearance of Crude Fiber and Lignin from the Digestive Tracts of Young College Women
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.
The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students
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.
The Effect of Antioxidant Ascorbic Acid upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Certain Frozen Fruits
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.
The Effect of Certain Poster Presentations on the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children
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.
The Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin A Value of Two Dehydrated Sweet Potato Products
The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of cooking on the vitamin A value of "Vita-Yam" candy and cookies.
The Effect of Home Economics Child Development Education on Disciplinary Techniques Used by Parents of Kindergarten Children
To determine if home economics child development education affected disciplinary techniques used by parents of kindergarten children, 298 parents of kindergarten children completed an eleven-part questionnaire. Comparisons were made of disciplinary techniques used, five categories of child development education, and five levels of education. Educational level appeared to affect parental disciplinary techniques more than child development education. As educational level increased, the use of punitive and reasoning techniques, the use of sources for learned disciplinary techniques, and parental reaction to stress concerning discipline all increased. It is suggested that parental expectations increased as educational level increased. Frustration with disciplining increased punitiveness and reaction to stress. Educational skills encouraged adoption of disciplinary sources.
The Effect of Maternal Employment on the Sex Role Orientation of Adolescents
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.
The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls
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.
The Effect of Salad Dressings Upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Raw Shredded Cabbage
The purpose of the present study is to determine the ascorbic acid content of raw cabbage salads as influenced by the method of shredding and by the kind of salad dressing used.
The Effect of Storage on the Ascorbic Acid Content of Four Varieties of Canned Fruit Juice
The purposes of this study are (1) to determine the ascorbic acid content of a variety of fruit juices available in Denton, Texas, during March to July, 1943; (2) to ascertain the loss of ascorbic acid when canned grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and apple juices are opened and stored in the home refrigerator for several days' use; and (3) by means of data obtained, to make recommendations as to the most advantageous ways of using one's "points" in purchasing canned fruit juices for their ascorbic acid value.
The Effect of Teacher-pupil Planning on Personality Development
The dual purpose of the present study is to determine if teacher-pupil planning in homemaking classes will meet the basic needs of the individual to such an extent that it will aid in furthering learning and accelerate personality development.
Effectiveness of a Film Unit in Improving the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children
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.