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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. School of Home Economics.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


This study was specifically concerned with the change in the professional commitment of the Home Economics Education majors that took place during the student teaching experience. In addition there was an interest to determine if a relationship existed between the level of professional commitment and (1) the level of professional commitment of the supervising teacher, (2) accumulative grade point average, (3) student teaching grade, (4) total number of credits earned in Home Economics subject matter, and (5) total number of credits earned in education.

The instrument used for measuring professional commitment was the Measure of Professional Commitment developed by Dr. Loftis. It was administered to the first and second semester students enrolled in the Professional Semester Program in Home Economics Education on the last day of Phase I. The instrument was re-administered to the majors again on the first day of Phase III which was approximately eight weeks later. The supervising teachers were administered the same test at a supervising teacher’s workshop which they all attended at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Campus.

Advisor: Hazel Anthony