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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Jane Lott


The usefulness of the home management house residence course at Utah State University as perceived by former students was studied.

The sample consisted of 112 students, residents of the home management house between 1967 and 1975.

The instruments used were: a background questionnaire and a management skill usefulness scale. The statistical tests used were the t test and analysis of variance.

The course was rated as being very useful, both personally and professionally by the graduates.. It was found that the three variables being tested ( professional employment, grade earned from the course and graduate resident advisor) did not make significant differences in the usefulness ratings. The findings also indicated that the course had not become less useful over time.