Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


This study is the outcome of the study of social hygiene problems of boys and girls of the Furney Richardson School in Freestone County for the past two years. During this time the writer was engaged as homemaking instructor. Rapid changes were constantly taking place in the community and as a result the questions to be considered in this study were: 1. Can sex education in a school improve the moral standards of the students and other persons in the community? 2. What is the attitude of the people in the community toward sex education? 3. How can the program of social hygiene be integrated in the school's program?

This study was concerned with a consideration of the most acute problems of social hygiene, and to develop a program which would make the subject effective and significant in the lives of boys and girls in the Furney Richardson School and community.

The investigation was to secure information and a statement of the attitudes toward sex education and hygiene of one hundred twenty-five students between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, and the same for one hundred adults of Furney Richardson Community.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dorothy Burdine

Committee Member

Elizabeth May Galloway


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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