Effects of Appearance Interest and Demographic Characteristics on Clothing Conformity
외모 관심과 인구통계학적 변인이 의복 동조성에 미치는 영향

Kwang Hee Park, Hwa Sook Yoo
2013 Fashion & Textile Research Journal  
This study examined the degree of appearance interest and clothing conformity, the impacts of appearance interest on clothing conformity, and the effects of appearance interest and demographic variables on clothing conformity. A questionnaire survey collected data from October 3 rd to 27 th 2011. A convenience sample was drawn from adults between the ages of 17 and 76 who lived in the Daegu and Gyeongbuk regions of South Korea. A total of 513 responses produced complete and usable
more » ... sable questionnaires. Data were tested through factor analysis and regression analysis, using SPSS 20.0. The results of this study are as follows : First, three factors were extracted from clothing conformity (normative, informative, identifiable conformity). The appearance interest was relatively high and normative conformity was the highest level among three factors of clothing conformity. Second, appearance interest was significant predictors of clothing conformity. Third, demographic variables such as gender, marital status, age and education levels had significant effects on the relationship between appearance interest and clothing conformity.
doi:10.5805/sfti.2013.15.2.210 fatcat:bjon4l63nnhhnlfvaedboaqhwy