Assessing the Effectiveness of Applying a Tailored Time Management Course in Reducing Wasting-Time Attitude of University Students in the Field of Clothing Technology


The purpose of the present study was to apply a tailored time management course on fourth year students at the Home Economics Department, Women Faculty for Art, Science, and Education at University of Ain Shams, Egypt, to improve their planning and productivity in the field of clothing technology. During this study, the time consumed in the process of delivering a final product (woman's jacket) was determined through a two-stage process; 1. The "before" stage which was conducted in a real clothing and textile factory, before taking the time management course. And 2. The "after" stage which was conducted in the clothing laboratories after the course was applied. Statistical analyses were conducted for both stages, as well as the expected time (control) for the whole process. The results showed that the "before" stage had the highest mean value while the control had the lowest one. The results also showed that there was a significant difference between the before and after stage while there was no significant difference beteen the after stage and the control. This calls for the need of teaching time management soft skill to reduce wasting-time attitudes and improve self-regulatory behavior of students in the field of clothing technology.

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Hebatullah Ali Abdel-Aleem Abdel-Hamed, University of Ain Shams, Egypt
Enas Abd-El-kader Al-Okdah, University of Ain Shams, Egypt

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Conference: NACE2014
Stream: Professional concerns

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