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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1973. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1973, the author. Used by permission.


This study dealt with the comparison of the performance of homemaking activities of homemakers who had received out-patient treatment through community mental health clinics and homemakers in the general population, who had never received treatment. The purposes of this study were:

  1. To compare the performance of the homemaking activities of two groups of homemakers.

  2. To collect descriptive material on homemakers who had received treatment through mental health clinics.

All 60 homemakers in the sample met the following criteria: (1) between the ages of 20 and 45; (2) a homemaker, not working outside the home; (3) married, with the husband living in the same household; and (4) at least one child under the age of 18 years living in the same household.

Of these 60 homemakers, 30 had received treatment through community mental health clinics; 30 had not. A closed-form questionnaire was completed by each homemaker.

Advisor: Lois O. Schwab