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Iowa State University

Family and consumer sciences education

Teacher Education and Professional Development

1987

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Factors Influencing Teaching Aging-Related Concepts In Secondary Schools , Rose Awuor Mwonya Jan 1987

Factors Influencing Teaching Aging-Related Concepts In Secondary Schools , Rose Awuor Mwonya

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The major purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing teaching about aging by vocational home economics teachers. Because attitudes toward old people was one of the factors explored in the study, a secondary purpose of the study was to identify the underlying dimensions of Kogan's Attitudes Toward Old People Scale (OPS), an instrument that has been used extensively in attitudinal research;The population for the study was 391 vocational home economics teachers in the state of Iowa. A mailed questionnaire was sent to all of the teachers identified and questionnaires from 300 teachers provided usable data for ...