A Study Related to Adolescent Girl Students' Appearance-Related Attitude and Clothing Attitude

청년기 여학생의 외모관련태도와 의복태도와의 관련 연구

  • Lee, En-Hee (Dept. of Home Economics Education, WonKwang University)
  • 이은희 (원광대학교 사범대학 가정교육과)
  • Published : 2007.06.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between appearance-related attitude(attitude toward appearance, body satisfaction) and clothing attitude, and to examine how clothing attitude was influenced by appearance-related attitude. The method of this study was survey research by using questionnaires. Subjects were 700(middle school students 217, high school students 227, university students 256) girl students located in Junrabookdo province. In this statistical analysis, SPSS 11.5 for Windows program was utilized to calculate frequency, mean, factor analysis, cronbach's $\alpha$, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, multiple regression analysis. The results of this research were as follows: The results of analysing the factors to the response clothing attitude emerged five dimensions(fashion pursuit, gender attractiveness, self-expression, aesthetic, and modesty). University school girls' students showed higher attitude toward appearance, body satisfaction, clothing attitude except of modesty. Clothing attitude variables except of modesty had positive correlations with appearance-related attitude. However, modesty of clothing had negative correlations with appearance-related attitude. As a conclusion, adolescents' appearance-related attitude constituted important characteristics which could affect clothing attitude directly.

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