Attire bias : the effects of clothing on perceptions of group members

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dc.contributor.advisor Kite, Mary E. Armstrong, Haley 2015-09-08T14:04:22Z 2015-09-08T14:04:22Z 2013-04
dc.identifier.other A-369
dc.description.abstract This study sought to find the spectrum of biases and judgments that are made through the perception of dress. Participants from a Midwestern university rated a group and its leader on levels of energy, knowledge, friendliness and socio-economic status. The leader's dress style varied by condition as either professional or causal. Results did not indicate that judgments varied as a function of attire; however, exploratory analyses did find a relationship between age and judgment of the target's energy level, knowledge level and leadership ability. Younger participants viewed the leader more positively regardless of her style of dress. Limitations are discussed and suggestions for modification of the current study for future research are provided. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology.
dc.title Attire bias : the effects of clothing on perceptions of group members en_US
dc.title.alternative Evaluations of interactions among group members en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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