- Volume 9 Issue 2
The purposes of this study were to found out the effects of appearance variables in fashion coordination cues of a male stimulus person and perceiver's traits on the liking of the stimulus person with person perception theory as the research background. The study consisted of a survey and a quasi-experiment. The experimental materials used for this study were 18 stimuli and instruments to measure fashion interest, liking toward the stimulus, and gender body ideology. The sampling method was a convenient sampling. The subjects consisted of 940 male and female undergraduate students aged from 18 to 51, in three areas including Daejoen, Cheongyang and Nonsan provinces. The data collection was conducted between May 1 and June 30, 2004. The validity of the measuring instruments were confirmed by pre-tests and judge group discussions, and reliability was evaluated by Cronbach' alpha analysis. The results showed that Clothing formality, make-up, hair style of stimulus person, and traits of subjects meaningfully affected on the liking toward the stimulus person. The result of the study will serve as a basic information on total fashion coordination for young male adults.