Research Papers/Topics in Home Science

Evaluation Of The Potential Of Adding Tiger Nut Milk And Soy Milk Into Cheese Making

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of incorporating tiger nut milk and soy milk in cheese making. In all 16 different formulations were prepared from tiger nut milk, soy milk and cow milk. Texture analysis, colour evaluation and chemical analysis were carried out on all the 16 cheese samples. Two parameters were measured (firmness and fracturability). Protein, fat, moisture content and pH were determined with respect to the chemical analysis. For the c...

Lived Experiences Of Female Basic School Dropouts: A Social Capital Perspective

ABSTRACT The undesirable impact of female school dropout has attracted attention from governments, stakeholders, national as well as multinational institutions to look at the phenomenon from various perspectives. This study was conducted to gain insight into the causes of basic school dropout behaviour among females in the Narhman community, Accra, within a social capital framework. A cross sectional design with a qualitative approach was used to interview eighteen respondents usin...

Apprenticeship System Of ’’Wayside" Seamstresses From Selected Neighbourhoods In Accra.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the apprenticeship system of fifty seamstresses and fifty apprentices from Achimota, Legon and Madina neighbourhoods of Accra. A stratified sampling technique was used to select the respondents from these neighbourhoods. The respondents were interviewed by the researcher, using two separate structured questionnaires: One for the seamstresses and the other for the apprentices. A non-obtrusive observational guide was also used to evalu...

Quality And Knowledge of Best Practices in Early Childhood Programmes : Perceptions of Parents And Teachers

ABSTRACT Developmental and Educational psychologists continually set research-based quality standards in Early Childhood Education. However, not much is known on the level of quality and the practices in the early childhood centers in Ghana. This research explored the concepts of quality and best practices, internationally known as Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP), in four (4) early childhood settings in Haatso, a cosmopolitan suburb in the Ga-East District of Greater Accra, ...

The Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities And The Adequacy Of Feeding Their Pre-School Children: The Case Of HO In The Volta Region

ABSTRACT The study examined the Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities and the Adequacy of Feeding their PreSchool children at Ho in the Volta Region. The main aim of this project was to find out the relationship between the length of time mothers spent away from home and feeding adequacy which was assessed by growth performance of the children. In all 70 working mothers with children aged 24 - 60 months were studied. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect...

The Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities And The Adequacy of Feeding Their Pre-School Children: The Case of HO in The Volta Region

ABSTRACT The study examined the Relationship Between Women's Economic Activities and the Adequacy of Feeding their PreSchool children at Ho in the Volta Region. The main aim of this project was to find out the relationship between the length of time mothers spent away from home and feeding adequacy which was assessed by growth performance of the children. In all 70 working mothers with children aged 24 - 60 months were studied. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect demo...

Appearance Management: Shopping Styles, Dress Styles And Personality Traits Of Female Young Adults

ABSTRACT An understanding and application of consumer behaviour to fashion product development and marketing provides a competitive advantage that leads to the success of every fashion business. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship among shopping styles, dress styles and personality traits of Ghanaian female young adults. A cross-sectional design with a quantitative approach was used to conduct the study. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 447 Ghanai...

Physicochemical and Sensory Evaluation of A Breakfast Cereal Made from Sprouted Finger Millet-Maize Composite Flour

ABSTRACT Underutilized and marginalized food crops are less regarded with respect to promotion and exploration. Nonetheless, they are more adapted to adverse climatic changes, a global food security problem, especially in third world countries. This has necessitated the exploration and promotion of the potential of deserted indigenous food crops on the verge of extinction, to safeguard food security in developing countries. This research studied the performance of finger millet flou...

Influencing Of Rescue Programmes On Families And Trafficked Children In The North Tongu District

ABSTRACTThe study sought to investigate factors that influenced child trafficking, and also to ascertain the influence of rescue programmes on the families and the well-being of the trafficked children in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region. The hypotheses for the study were, a) There is a positive relationship between the economic status of families and child trafficking, b) There is a positive relationship between the rescue programme and the economic status of the famili...

Access To And Management Of Credit By Rice Farmers At The Kpong Irrigation Project.

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region. The main objective of the study was to find out how rice farmers access and manage credit to improve their families standard of living. The specific objectives were to find out about available credit packages for rice farmers at the Kpong Irrigation Project, examine why rice farmers at Kpong Irrigation Project access credit, determine the benefits rice farmers may derive from using credit, ev...

A Comparative Study Of Overweight And Obesity Among Basic School Pupils From Selected Schools In The Asante Akim Central Municipality.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the prevalence of obesity among private and public basic school pupils in the Asante Akim central municipality using a cross sectional survey. A total of 200 children from private and public schools were selected using the simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire, a food frequency questionnaire, the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children (PAQ-C) and anthropometry. The data...

Effects Of Agricultural Activities Of Rural Women On The Soil, Water Bodies And The Vegetation In Sota In The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT This research was an attempt to investigate the effects of agricultural activities of rural women on the soil, water bodies and vegetation in Sota, in the Greater Accra Region. The aim of the research was to collect and analyze data on the effect of agricultural practices of female fanners in Sota on the soil, water bodies and vegetation; their level of awareness of major environmental issues, factors which influence behavioural changes of the female farmer with regards to the...

Financial Management Systems And Practices Of Ga Rural Women And Their Influence On Family Welfare

ABSTRACT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES BY GA RURAL WOMEN AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON FAMILY WELFARE The study was conducted to find out the financial management systems and practices used by rural women in the Ga East District of the Greater Accra Region and their influence on the welfare of their families. The systematic random sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents from Danfa and Adoteiman for the study. A structured interview schedule was developed and used fo...

Quality Kindergarten Education In The Tamale Metropolis: A Study Of Public And Private Schools

ABSTRACT Access to kindergarten education has increased in Ghana currently, however, due to poor monitoring and evaluation systems, standards are often compromised. This study sought to assess quality kindergarten education using one hundred and two (102) public (52) and private (63) kindergartens in the Tamale Metropolis, of Ghana. A crosssectional design with mixed method approach was used to sample one hundred and twenty (120) teachers and ten (10) head teachers from the sampled schoo...