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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1972. Department of Home Economics Area.


Copyright 1972, the author. Used by permission.


This study was concerned with the home economist as a member of a rehabilitation team.It encompassed the entire United States in order to determine various facets of the employment of, need for, and background of home economists in rehabilitation.

The broad purpose of the study was to determine to what extent and in what areas home economists are employed, or included in future plans, for teaching, training-instruction, research and/or consultation in the field of rehabilitation.

The data were obtained through two questionnaires mailed to state directors of rehabilitation and administrators of rehabilitation centers. These questionnaires were designed to obtain information concerning the employment of and desired educational background of home economists in rehabilitation, and to provide the names of persons involved with home economics in rehabilitation.From these responses a third questionnaire was mailed to persons involved with home economics in the rehabilitation field to obtain information about employment, educational background, clientele, and information regarding the type and amount of training done with various homemaking tasks. The returned questionnaires were coded, and the data obtained were analyzed by frequency distributions and percentages.

Advisor: Lois O. Schwab