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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1966. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1966, the author. Used by permission.


The particular problem at issue in this study encompassed the various degrees of conformity, indifference, and nonconformity in clothing behavior.More specifically, the investigation concentrated on identifying and determining the relationship between individuals’ self-concepts of their clothing conformity, indifference, or nonconformity and their particular reference-group’s concepts of their clothing conformity, indifference, or nonconformity.In essence, the question presented was this – Does the individual have the same view of his clothing behavior as do those individuals with whom he associates?

It has been the investigator’s sincere desire in this investigation to contribute in some minute way to the vast unknowns in the field of human behavior and its causes.It is hoped that these findings in clothing behavior perceptions in individual reference groups will prove beneficial to the reader and other researchers.

Advisor:Audrey Newton