Fit of clothing related to body image, body build, and selected clothing attitudes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ardis Ada Williams (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Pauline E. Keeney

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between the closeness or looseness of the fit of clothing and body image, body build, and selected clothing attitudes. Data were used from 140 females between 19 and 23 years of age enrolled in classes in the clothing and textiles area of the School of Home Economics of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the 1973-1974 academic year. Six items of background information were obtained from the subjects. Body image was determined from a body Impression scale, a body cathexis scale, and a body build self rating. Body build was determined from somatographs of the subjects by a panel of judges. The selected clothing attitudes were determined from three subscales on comfort, dependence, and modesty. Somatographs were prepared according to precise specifications. The closeness or looseness of fit was determined at the bust, waist, and hips from the back view clothed and semiclothed somatographs . Five significant correlations were found between fit at the bust, waist, or hips and background information variables. There were no significant correlations between fit at the bust, waist, or hips and body image, body build, and clothing attitude variables. Correlations adequate (p = .20) to be noted as trends were listed.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 1974
Subjects
Body image
Clothing and dress

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