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The second section of the questionnaire assessed West Virginia Home Economists about a number of items affecting the future of home economics„ A majority supported the notion that home economics should emphasize energy management and about half of them believed this involvement would have great social impact. WVHEA respondents were not united on the idea of integrating knowledge from several disciplines as compared to strengthening specialization. They were divided on the idea of using process problem analysis and solutions in lieu of the specialized, subject matter approach to content. The WVHEA respondents agreed solidly that food and clothing labs should not be dropped from college and university programs. They strongly supported the idea of expanding efforts with other disciplines; however, they did not believe this would occur in West Virginia in the next ten years. WVHEA respondents believed that colleges and universities would probably develop institutional specialization rather than spread resources across multiple fields. A large portion of the respondents believed great social impact would be realized home economics would form a closer link between business and the consumer. West Virginia respondents were uncertain about the desirability of their role in shaping public policy. However, 44 percent enthusiastically supported the notion of taking a stand on public issues.