Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Louise Tobin

Second Committee Member

Jeanette Ware

Third Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey


All girls in the State of Washington are required to take one year of homemaking as ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth graders for high school graduation. As a general rule, students take ninth grade homemaking to get the requirement out of the way. This attitude on the part of students is of concern to many homemaking teachers and supervisors. Whether this attitude is influenced by parents, counselors, homemaking teachers, or fellow students is difficult to say. This study is concerned with students' attitudes toward the homemaking program which is offered to them. This study is also concerned with who influences students to take or not to take home economics.