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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1991

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Home Economics

First Advisor

Julie Bell

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if gender, grade level, earning money on a regular basis, specific courses taken in high school and spending patterns of students make a difference in the consumer education test scores of Howard High School ninth and twelfth grade students. The study also compared the mean test scores of Howard High School ninth and twelfth grade students to the mean test scores obtained in an earlier study that surveyed ten percent (10%) of the public high schools in South Dakota. Objectives of the study are to determine: 1. Does grade level in school and gender have an effect on students' consumer education test scores? 2. Does earning money on a regular basis have an effect on students' consumer education test. scores? 3. Does taking a course or courses in consumer education and/or home economics have an effect on students' consumer education test scores? 4. Are the spending patterns of ninth and twelfth grade students different by gender and grade level? 5. Do the consumer edu6ation test scores of ninth and twelfth grade students at Howard High School compare to similar students in South Dakota public high schools?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Consumer education -- South Dakota -- Howard
High school students -- South Dakota -- Howard -- Testing

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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