Human Resource Improvement in the Family: Roles of Home Economists in Federal Tertiary Institutions in South-East of Nigeria

Uju . E Nnubia


The study investigated human resource improvement in the family: Roles of Home Economists in Federal Tertiary Institutions in South-East of Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design. Three research questions guided the study; the area of the study was South-East of Nigeria. The population for the study was all the 51 Home economists in five out of the ten Federal Tertiary Institutions offering Home Economics in South-East of Nigeria. Questionnaire was used for collection of data. Mean was the instrument used for data analysis. The findings of the study include: 8 factors militating against human resources improvement in the family, 12 importance of human resources improvement and 9 roles of Home Economists in human resource improvement in the family. Based on the findings, recommendation was made which stated that curriculum planners should include human resource development (HRD) in the area of Home Economics from primary through tertiary education.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n26p119

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