A comparison of the interest, importance, and psychological aspects of clothing between a group of blind and sighted teenage girls

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Lucille Mildred Bissell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Eunice M. Deemer

Abstract: This study was designed to compare attitudes and reactions to clothing of a group of blind and sighted teenage girls. Interest, interest-importance, importance, importance-psychological, and psychological aspects were designated as the five factors for comparison. A questionnaire of 36 items was devised to give information on the different factors. Four open-end questions were included to obtain information on other problems and concerns teenagers have with their clothing and the other questions requested biographical data. The sample for this study consisted of a group of 49 blind girls enrolled in a residential school for the blind and a group of 54 sighted girls randomly selected from the total enrollment of teenage girls in six secondary schools. An attempt was made, as far as was possible, to match the two groups by age and grade. The blind group was subdivided also into a category of the totally blind or 15 girls and a category of partially sighted or 34 girls.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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