Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Umscheid, Joan M. URN etd-06102012-040334 Title An analysis of the relationship between clothing conformity and personality type in a selected group of adult males Degree Master of Science Department Clothing and Textiles Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Gurel, Lois M. Committee Chair Blieszner, Rosemary Committee Member Lichtman, Marilyn V. Committee Member Purdy, Rita S. Committee Member Sporakowski, Michael J. Committee Member Keywords
- Social values
Date of Defense 1988-05-05 Availability restricted AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the
relationships between clothing conformity and personality
type according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI),
of a selected group of adult males. Past research indicated
that the MBTI had been used in relation to many
characteristics such, as creativity, management style, and
conformity. Clothing conformity had been investigated in
relation to group membership and self-esteem. The
researcher was unable to find any research done prior to
this study in which clothing conformity and the MBTI had
been used to study the relationship between personality type
and clothing conformity.
The sample consisted of 83 fraternity men from four
Greek organizations at Georgia State University. Each respondent
filled out the MBTI questionnaire, a clothing
conformity scale, and a demographic form.
A two to the fourth factorial ANOVA was used to analyze
the relationships between clothing conformity scores and
various personality types. The results indicated a
significant difference in clothing conformity between extraverted and introverted personality types, with
extraverts being more conforming than introverts. It also
indicated a tendency for judging types to be more conforming
than perceiving types. Although not statistically
significant, the analysis showed some interaction effect
between the extraversion-introversion and the thinking feeling
dimensions on clothing conformity. The conclusions
from this research are that the extraverts are more
conforming in their clothing behavior than introverts, that
judging personality types tend to be more conforming than
perceiving types, and that the interaction between
extraversion-introversion and thinking-feeling shows a
tendency for the dependency of one dimension on the other.
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