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. 3, Fall

Building Cultural Bridges: A Native American and University Apparel Textiles Educational Program
Abstract: The Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design faculty at North Dakota State University developed an educational exchange with the North Dakota Fort Berthold Native American community. The purpose of this program was to build a collaborative effort...
College Seniors' Personal Finance Knowledge and Practices
Abstract: A survey of 500 randomly selected college seniors at a large Midwestern university was conducted to learn about knowledge of personal finance and financial practices. Seniors in the School of Management were the most knowledgeable. Seniors...
Effect of College Students' Knowledge of Child Development on Their Selection of Discipline Approaches
Abstract This study examined college students' selection of discipline approaches based on the effect of child-related coursework. A total of 200 college students participated and were grouped by the number and the type of Child Development courses taken....
Embracing a New Future: A Leadership Imperative
Abstract A multifaceted blueprint for new directions for Family and Consumer Sciences practitioners is profiled against principles set out in Stephen Covey's 1992 revolutionary principle-centered leadership paradigm. Extrapolating Covey s paradigm to...
Families under Stress: What Makes Them Resilient
This article is based on the 1997American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Commemorative Lecture delivered by Hamilton I. McCubbin on June 22, 1997, in Washington, D.C. Abstract: Research on resilience in families has shed light on family...
Freshman Students' Perceptions of Research
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine freshmen students' perceptions of research at a land-grant university. Students were asked about the role of research within the university and the relationship between research and instruction. The results...
Future Parent Attitude Change: An Outcome of Undergraduate Parenting Education
Abstract: Future parent attitude change was investigated as an outcome of an undergraduate course in Parenting. The Hereford Parent Attitude Survey and 14 investigator-generated items measuring attitudes toward physical punishment were used as a pre-...
Ideas for Teaching at the College Level
The focus of the articles in this issue provides an excellent extension to the previous theme issue, Education and Learningthe final issue for which Harriett Light so ably served as editor. In the transition to my new role as editor, however, I do wish...
Investigation of Factors Influencing CAD Selection and Use for Apparel Design
Abstract This study investigated the selection and use of computer-aided design (CAD) systems in apparel design programs at colleges and universities in the United States. A questionnaire was mailed to faculty at universities with apparel design programs...
Relationship between Introductory Interior Design Curricula and Content of Introductory Interior Design Textbooks
Abstract: This study examined what is being taught by interior design educators (146 Interior Design Educators Council members) in their first two introductory interior design courses This information was related to topics covered in a select group of...
Resources for Costume Collections in American Universities
Abstract For curators of academic costume collections who are in the position of having to defend their use of resources, information on the current state of costume collections across the nation is essential. Curators housed in 102 Textiles and Clothing...
The Design and Continuous Improvement of an Introductory Perspectives Course: A Conceptual Framework
Abstract: An ongoing challenge of all college instructors is to get students to think across disciplines and transfer knowledge and skills from one setting to another. The purpose of the following article is to describe a framework used to redesign,...
Understanding Multicultural Perspectives through Coursework
Abstract: This article provides an approach for integrating multicultural perspectives into courses in Family and Consumer Sciences in order to provide students with a background and understanding of international societies. Practical information on...