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. 89, No. 4, Winter

Assessing Adult Learners' Interest in Family and Consumer Sciences
Abstract: Adults are interested in learning new Family and Consumer Sciences information and skills, but they must fit these learning activities into busy schedules filled with work and family commitments. They will choose educational activities with...
Catalog Retailing That Targets African Americans
Abstract: Many clothing retailers are now targeting African American markets using catalogs because they believe these markets can contribute to profit margins. A survey of three catalog retailers revealed differences between their general and their...
Children's Attitudes toward Elders
Abstract: Eighty-four preschoolers were shown photographs of three males and three females representing a young, middle-aged, or elderly adult. The children were asked to point to the picture of the person who wears glasses, exercises, is happy, is old,...
Consumption of Low-Fat Products by Adults
Abstract: Consumption of low-fat products and reasons for their consumption by adults were studied. The effect of age, sex, race, marital status, education level, and eating style on the consumption of low-fat products also was assessed. Females were...
Customer Expectations for Service at Apparel Retail Outlets
Abstract: Apparel customers' service expectations for discount, off-priced, specialty, and department stores as well as the sources of these expectations were investigated. The content and sources of customer service expectations were identified through...
Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities: A Role for Family and Consumer Sciences
Abstract: Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 102-119) establishes early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The purpose of the intervention is to support development as...
Financial Counseling: A Model for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals
Abstract: Financial counseling and planning are vital contributions that professionals in Family and Consumer Sciences can make to families. A model is proposed that defines areas where professionals can contribute, the processes they can apply, and...
How Consumer Issues Are Handled in Norway
Abstract: Consumer interests in Norway are protected by a national organization called the Consumer Council of Norway. The Council comprises a central secretariat plus county offices in each county. The goals of the Council are to formulate opinions...
Mothers' Environmental Attitudes and Satisfaction with Form-Fitted Cloth Diapers
Abstract: Twenty mothers with children under 2 years old participated in a 12-week wear study of form-fitted cloth diapers. The researchers evaluated the mothers' environmental attitudes, satisfaction with the diaper performance, and perceptions of laundering...
Professionals and Custodial Fathering: Resources and Recommendations
Abstract: A trend toward more extensive involvement of fathers in parenting is being seen in the increasing number of fathers seeking and receiving custody, an expansion of the parenting and legal literature for men, and the growth of support organizations...
Scholarship Assessment: Perceptions of Human Sciences Administrators and Faculty in Higher Education
Abstract: An assessment of the meaning of scholarship as held by administrators and faculty in the human sciences in higher education suggests that each sample group views scholarship primarily as the generation of new knowledge. The two groups were...
Using the Food Guide Pyramid to Identify Dietary Fat Content
Abstract: Ninety-nine female students in a college nutrition course voluntarily recorded three separate three-day diet diaries. An adapted version of the Daily Food Guide Pyramid was used to analyze and code the fat content of each day's intake and to...