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The effect of clothing on perceptions of leisure roles of people with disabilities

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dc.contributor.author Perl, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-01T14:52:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-01T14:52:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/57160
dc.description ix, 173 leaves : ill., col. photographs ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine how clothing choices affect inclusion in leisure experiences. Specifically, the study examined how perceptions of people with and without disabilities, in appropriate and inappropriate clothes, affected the evaluation of their social roles in leisure activities. An original instrument consisting of photographs of models with and without disabilities in appropriate and inappropriate clothing was used to measure perceptions based on clothing. The researcher administered 73 surveys to the public at an upstate New York mall. Results were analyzed using a one-way repeated measures ANOVA and post-hoc t-tests. Results were significant at the .05 level and indicated that people with disabilities who were appropriately dressed were rated as holding higher value social roles than people with disabilities who were inappropriately dressed. The study also showed that whether dressed appropriately or inappropriately, people without disabilities were regarded as holding higher-value social roles than people with disabilities. It was concluded that appropriate dress matters in perceptions of leisure roles, and dressing appropriately can help all people, particularly people with disabilities, be more included in leisure. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Clothing and dress -- New York (State) -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities -- New York (State) -- Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Discrimination against people with disabilities -- New York (State) en_US
dc.subject Leisure -- New York (State) en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- New York (State) en_US
dc.subject Social perception -- New York (State) en_US
dc.title The effect of clothing on perceptions of leisure roles of people with disabilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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