The perception of girls' middle & high school students in Seoul on the usage of trousers as school uniform

서울시 여자 중.고등학교 학생의 바지교복에 대한 착용실태 및 인식

  • Kim, Sung-Sil (The Graduate School of Education, Dongguk Univ.) ;
  • Shin, Hye-Won (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Dongguk Univ.)
  • 김성실 (동국대학교-서울 교육대학원) ;
  • 신혜원 (동국대학교-서울 가정교육과)
  • Received : 2010.02.18
  • Accepted : 2010.03.10
  • Published : 2010.03.31

Abstract

The usage status of trousers as school uniform for girl's middle and high school students in Seoul and the perception on trousers as school uniform were analyzed. Students who wore 'skirts only' were the greatest and students who wore 'trousers only' were higher in the case of winter uniform than in summer uniform. The most popular reason to wear skirts was 'because most of their fellow students wore skirts' in both winter and summer. The main reason for wearing trousers was 'because it was easy to cope with changes in temperature' in winter and 'because it allowed more comfortable movements' in summer. Students who wore trousers were generally satisfied with wearing trousers as school uniforms. However, they showed a low degree of satisfaction about design and color of trousers. The students preferred slim and straight trousers, and black col or with beige and blue being the next color. Students in general had low level of recognition for the need to wear trousers. Students perceived trousers as being cold-proof and comfortable for physical activities. But they also perceived that trousers were not suitable for improving their appearances and expressing their characteristics. Especially, the students who wore trousers tended to think that trousers reduced their cares for their personal attire and that trousers were good for wearing after school, but the students who did not wear trousers were found to think contrary.