Publication Date

1974

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Matthews, Lillian B.||Johnston, Betty Jane||Keim, Robert E., 1929-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Uniforms||Clothing and dress

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to learn whether a difference existed between the degree of acceptance of career apparel by bank personnel and a sense of community with the bank, and with the town of residence, and the degree of geographic mobility. The objective was also to determine if a relationship existed between acceptance of career apparel and the wearer's age, the length of time it had been worn, and the cost of career apparel to the individual. Career apparel may be defined as a form of uniform for the office. One hundred and fifty-six employees in seven northern Illinois banks where career apparel was worn made up the respondents for an Opinion Survey from which data were gathered. The questionnaire consisted of four scales: Scale 1 measured acceptance of career apparel; Scale 2 measured sense of community with the bank; Scale 3 measured sense of community with the town; Scale 4 measured the degree of geographic mobility. The scales were not tested for validity or reliability. A Pearson correlation analysis of the coded data indicated that for the group studied there was a significant relationship between the degree of acceptance of career apparel and the sense of community with the bank where employed, and the sense of community with the town of residence. There was no significant relationship between the degree of acceptance of career apparel and geographic mobility. Chi square analysis revealed a significant difference between the degree of acceptance of career apparel and the wearer's age, older employees being more accepting than younger ones. There was no significant difference between the degree of acceptance of career apparel, either the length of time it had been worn or the cost of career apparel to the individual. While the conclusions may be true of the respondents studied, the study can be said to have limited predictive value.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

v, 70 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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