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| Published: December 05, 2017

A Comparative Study of the Relationship of Attitude towards Dress and Self-Concept between Female and Male Students of College

Harshita Ahuja

Assistant Professor, Patrician College for Women, Dehradun, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.064/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.064

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The objective of this study is to study the relationship between attitude towards dress (as a function of self expression, interpersonal attraction, identity and self, body image, emotions, social, aesthetics, success and personality) and self-concept. A sample of 80 college going -40 males and 40 females, was chosen using the method of purposive sampling. The results were subject to statistical analysis like descriptive statistics and correlation, show that both girls and boys have equally favourable attitude towards dress but differ significantly on Self Concept. Also relationship between attitude towards dress and self concept is seen to some extent. In girls Aesthetic Self concept relates negatively to attitude towards dress whereas in boys Aesthetic self concept relates positively to Attitude towards dress. Also there is a positive relationship between Character self concept and Attitude towards dress in females but no relation among the same in boys. A negative relationship on emotional self concept and Attitude towards dress is exhibited in boys unlike girls who show no relationship. Also Intellectual Self concept is not related to Attitude towards dress in both.  A comprehensive understanding of how these variables are related and underlying gender differences can be vital influence on youth’s sense of self, growth and wellbeing.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.064/20170501

10.25215/0501.064

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017