Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Perception towards home science: A comparative study among home scientists and non-home scientists
Author(s): Nabat Arfi, U.V. Kiran
Abstract: Home science is the science that includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man-made environment. The perception of a lay person is that it is a subject about home making and household chores. They are only partly correct because the area covered by the subject of Home Science is vast and varied. Its scope extends far beyond the ‘home’ and is not limited to cooking, laundry, needlework and home decoration. In fact it is the only subject which prepares young learners for the two most important goals in their lives looking after their home and family and preparing for a career or vocation in life. rnObjective: To study the perception of Home scientists and Non-Home scientists towards Home science. Method: The research design was cross-sectional in nature. 80 respondents were selected from Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. Purposive random sampling technique was used to collect the data. The data was analyzed by using “t” test and ANOVA. rnResult: The results showed that there are no significant differences between the perception of Home scientists and Non-Home scientists but mean differences between Home scientists and Non-Home scientists were observed. rnConclusion: There isn’t much difference in the perception towards Home science. However the level of awareness about the curriculum in Home science varies from Home scientists to Non-Home scientists.