Dimensions of clothing interest based on factor analysis of Creekmore's 1968 clothing measure

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Lois M. Gurel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Eunice M. Deemer

Abstract: The main objective of this research was to demonstrate construct validity for a clothing attitude scale by investigating the underlying dimensions of clothing interest behavior as measursd by that scale. A secondary purpose of this study was to investigate hypothesized relationships between the clothing interest of groups differentiated by the demographic variables of age, sex, class, college of enrollment, and socioeconomic status. Protocols included a clothing interest instrument, a biographical data sheet, and a measurement of social class. Data were collected from 500 students enrolled in a survey clothing and textiles course at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1972-1973 academic year. A factor analysis of the clothing instrument, "The Importance of Clothing Questionnaire" developed by Dr. Anna M. Creekmore and a group of graduate students at Michigan State University In 1967-1968, resulted in an extraction of eight factors. These eight factors were interpreted to represent the basic dimensions of clothing Interest as measured by the instrument. A panel of clothing and textiles personnel assisted in providing titles for these factors. The eight factors were labeled: personal appearance, experimentation with clothing, conformity, modesty, psychological awareness, self-concept, fashion interest, and comfort.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Clothing and dress $x Psychological aspects
Clothing and dress $x Social aspects

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