HOME ECONOMICS VERSUS OTHER SUBJECTS: A STUDY OF NIGERIANS PARENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2021-20-05
Authors : Nchekwube Justina; Amarachi Igwe;
Page : 517-520
Keywords : Home Economics Parents Attitude Students;
Home economics is an essential subject in Nigerias education system with the potential of providing life skills and teaching basic homecare knowledge to the students. However, there is a growing concern about the decreasing enrollment and interest of students in home economics education in Nigeria. Thus, the primary purpose of this study wasto investigate the attitudes of parentsregarding home economics education in comparison to other subjects. Two hundred and thirty-six parents were drawn from different locations in the Enugu State of Nigeria. A simple percentage score indicates that the majority of the parents (74%) indicated a negative attitude towards home economics, while less (26%) showed positive attitudes. The study concludes that there is a prevalence of negative attitudes towards home economics education in secondary schools in Nigeria.
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