Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Journal of Family (and) Consumer Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal of family and consumer sciences covering research to practice. Founded in 1909, it is a quarterly publication published by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Articles from Vol. 91, No. 4, 1999

Alabama: A Successful Home-Based Business Model
ABSTRACT Good program planning is "the bedrock of successful Extension programs" (Casey & Krueger, 1991). This assessment highlights the importance of approaching Extension program development in a thoughtful and systematic manner. Casey & Krueger...
Celebrations-Inspire and Renew
In our fast-paced society, celebrations become moments in which we step back and honor special times, events, or happenings. Celebrations support our life journey, contribute to creating meaning, and serve as protective factors. For most of us, celebrating...
Certification? A Positive Impact on My Career (the Voices of Certified Members)
"AAFCS Members Optimize Their Certification" was one of the sessions sponsored by the Council for Certification during the 1999 AAFCS Annual Meeting and Exposition. The objectives of the session were to foster interest in individuals to become certified...
Changing Financial Behavior: Implications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals
ABSTRACT In recent years, personal finance has become a topic of great interest to clients and students served by family and consumer sciences professionals. Therefore, it is important to assess the interests and needs of learners and their readiness...
Characteristics of Bankruptcy Filers: Implications for Educators
ABSTRACT A 1997 survey of those filling bankruptcy in Southern Ohio Federal District Bankruptcy Court investigated reasons people filed, reasons they used credit, emotions experienced as a result of filing, what they needed to learn regarding money management,...
Community Coalitions: Foundations for Success in Health Promotion for Older Adults
ABSTRACT Community coalitions are an excellent means for initiating health promotion programs for older adults. Coalitions bring diverse community resources together to meet the complex needs of health promotion programming. In return, the professionals...
Consumers' Understanding of Care Label Symbols
ABSTRACT With passage of NAFTA in 1994, the u. s., Canada, and Mexico agreed to standardize their care labels. One goal was to alow care symbols in lieu of words Because of concern that consumers understand what symbols mean, the FTC ruled that written...
Country of Origin and Evaluative Criteria: Influences on Women's Apparel Purchase Decisions
ABSTRACT This exploratory study describes the importance of evaluative criteria and country of origin in apparel purchase decisions by female university students residing in two U.S. (Southwest and West) location and one Canadian urban location. Among...
Family and Consumer Sciences Students' Interest in Entrepreneurship Education
ABSTRACT Many family and consumer sciences students will become entrepreneurs at some point in their lives This study investigated the future entrepreneurial aspirations, business ownership intentions, interest in entrepreneurship courses, and personal...
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education, Yearbook 18: Inquiry into Thinking
THOMAS, R. G. AND LASTER, J. F. (Eds.), (1998). Peoria IL: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Glencoe/Mc-Graw Hill. This yearbook kindled my quest for ways to prepare people to solve problems in the next millennium. Whether we are...
Financial Practices and Expectations of Student and Non-Student Consumers
ABSTRACT While research suggests that money issues are a prime source of conflict in relationships, there is little research available about the financial expectations and practices of consumers. Information provided by 68 college student consumers (49...
Finding the Right Ingredients
Studies have shown that camping provides an environment in which teens feel safe, have a positive interaction with a caring adult, and learn lifeskills such as critical thinking, conflict resolution, team building, and communication Q: What do you get...
Generation X
"Xers appear to have enshrined political apathy as a way of life," Ted Halstead writes in "A Politics for Generation X," The Atlantic Monthly's August cover story. Halstead skips over the standard explanations for this civic desertion: television, the...
High School Preschool: Young Children Bring Learning to Life and Life to Learning
ABSTRACT This paper describes a program that was part ofa high school curriculum in home and careers. The culminating activity in the Child Development class required that students transform course content to practice in the operation ofa 6-week preschool...
High School Students' Perceptions of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching as a Career
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine high school students' perceptions offamily and consumer sciences (FCS) teaching and to identify strategies most likely to encourage them to consider FCS teaching as a career. The majority of the 1036...
It's about Time
Time is not a resource. Time is a dimension within which humans and all other things exist Time is a subtle-some would say an unfathomable concept. St. Augustine was quoted as saying, "What then is time? if no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish...
Making the Most of Our Resources
What are our most valuable resources? Financial resources are what many people think of first in answer to this question. Management experts often say that people are the most valuable resources in any organization. In family economics and resource management...
Managing at the Margin: Families Moving off Welfare
ABSTRACT The intent of this article is to engage members of our nprofession-in the classroom, the boardroom, and the community-in responses to welfare reform related to resource management. The article includes a brief background, some findings from...
Outcomes Assessment, Quality Assurance, and Accreditation
Assessment has long been an accepted concept in higher education; however, the process and expectations have changed over the last several years. in the past, assessment tended to focus on numbers of majors, numbers of students enrolled, number of faculty,...
Problems of Consumer Buying
This article was presented by the author at the annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association at Des Moines, Iowa, June 28, 1928. If one attempts to list problems that face the woman responsible for her own or her family's purchasing, one...
The Emergence of the Dream
The Vision In today's information society, we prize those who can skillfully manipulate data; in tomorrow's dream society, we will reward those who can most successfully make this data appeal to emotions. Technological advances are leveling the playing...
The Meaning of Things
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. Chinese Proverb As I sat to write the editorial for this issue, I struggled with words to describe Resources for the Family and Community. I began several statements about traditional resource...
The Relationships between Self-Worth and Financial Beliefs, Behavior, and Satisfaction
in the study of self-worth, peoples' perceptions of themselves in relation to others and in relation to societal expectations are important. This study assumes that self-worth is a system of thoughts and feelings about the self, which may be a driving...
The Urgent versus the Important
Each day's headlines are more alarming than those of the day before. What is the immediate crisis of the day: violent acts in schools committed by students, violence in the workplace, disgruntled employees taking out life's frustrations on coworkers...
Understanding Global Trade: An Instructional Tool
ABSTRACT The Trade Game was designed to assist students in understanding the complexity of trade. Teams ofstudents represent countries and try to meet their import and export goals by trading products. The hypothetical countries have different productivity...
Under the Sun: Solar Protective Fabrics Are Not All the Same
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine solar protective garments on the market in light of what is known about the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) blocking properties of textiles. Five garments were analyzed using radiometric measurements. Current...
Vacancies in Our Profession
The predicted shortage of family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers and extension educators is real-and it is now. In the Jefferson County School District (Colorado), my colleagues were scrambling during the spring and summer months to fill vacancies...
Welfare Reform: Ethics: Point-Counterpoint
Barriers have been identified that are risk factors for the successful welfare-towork transition for clients. Those are: physical disabilities, mental health problems, health or behavioral problems of children, substance abuse, domestic violence, involvement...
Who Get Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?: Transferring Non-Titled Property
Personal property transfer is an issue frequently ignored until a crisis occurs and often assumed to be unimportant or an issue that just takes care of itself "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?(TM): Transferring Non-Titled Personal Property" addresses...
Why Can't We Manage Our Money?
There is no shortage of information about money management these days.When checking a popular on-line bookstore recently for a new book on how to manage money, I found over 335 books available on the same or a similar topic. Popular magazines regularly...
WWW Case Study Program to Enhance Thinking, Critically and Globally: The Impact of NAFTA on the Apparel Industry
ABSTRACT The need to assist students in thinking critically and globally has been identified This type of teaming is crucial for students entering careers in global industries requiring complex decision-making. An interactive WWW prograin was developed...
You-A Philanthropist!
I trust each of you has read the new publication Ahead of Our Time. It is an exciting piece that outlines the commitment of our profession to individuals and families, discusses new child and family initiatives, and encourages outside as well as membership...