FACTORS INFLUENCING CLOTHING SELECTION BUYING AND PRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

FACTORS INFLUENCING CLOTHING SELECTION BUYING AND PRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
FACTORS INFLUENCING CLOTHING SELECTION BUYING AND PRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

FACTORS INFLUENCING CLOTHING SELECTION BUYING AND PRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       i

Certification        –       –       –       –       –       –       –       ii

Dedication –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       iii

Acknowledgements     –       –       –       –       –       –       iv

Abstract  –                      –           –       –       –       –       vi

Table of Contents            –           –       –       —      –       vii

 

CHAPTER ONE –       INTRODUCTION

1.1    Background to the Study     –       –       –       –       1

1.2    Statement of the problem    –       –       –       –       6

1.3    Purpose of the study   –       –       –       –       –       6

1.4    Research Questions    –       –       –       –       –       7

1.5    Objectives of the study        –       –       –       –       7

 

1.6    Significance of the Study     –       –       –       –       8

1.7    Limitation of the study –       –       –       –       –       9

1.8    Delimitation of the study      –       –       –       –       9

1.9    Definition of Terms     –       –       –       –       –       10

 

CHAPTER TWO – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 11

CHAPTER THREE – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Research Design –       –       –       –       –       –       31

3.2    Area of the Study       –       –       –       –       –       32

3.3    Population of the Study       –       –       –       –       33

3.4    Sample and Sampling Techniques        –       –       –       34

3.5    Sampling Procedure   –       –       –       –       –       34

 

3.6    Research Instrument  –       –       –       –       –       34

3.7    Validation of the Research Instrument   –       –       35

3.8    Administration of Instrument        –       –       –       36

3.9    Method of Data Analyses     –       –       –       –       36

 

CHAPTER FOUR – DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND                                 

 DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.0    Introduction       –       –       –       –       –       –       40

4.1    Presentation of Data Analysis       –       –       –       47

4.2  Discussion of Findings    –      –      –      –      54

 

CHAPTER FIVE – SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATION AND

                           CONCLUSION

5.1    Summary   –       –       –       –       –       –       –       55

5.2    Recommendations      –       –       –       –       –       56

5.3    Conclusion         –       –       –       –       –       –       –       57

References –       –       –       –       –       –       –       58

Appendix   –       –       –       –       –       –       –       60

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background to the Study

Since prehistoric times, people in almost all societies have wear some kind of clothing. Moreover, many theories have been advanced as to why humans began wear clothing. One of the earliest hypotheses is the modesty/shame theory, which is based on the biblical story of creation.

However, in the book of Genesis 3:6-7, Adam and Eve, the first human beings realized they were naked after they ate fruits from the tree of knowledge. Ashamed of their nakedness they sewed fig leaves together and made loin cloth (a strip of cloth wrapped around the waist and between the legs) for themselves. The factors influencing clothing selection buying and practices among secondary school teachers.

Without a doubt, most human beings have never been contented with unadorned and uncovered bodies. Because of this they used a variety of articles such as animal skin, leaves and dyes to cover their bodies; Storm (2010).

 

In addition, Kaizer (2012), clothing is a tangible impression of personal values and is recognized as one of the symbols of communication that leads to social acceptance and is important to the development of self concept and individual’s personality.

According to Horn (2010), clothing is a factor in everyday human life and interactions. With others, it can transmit a vast array of meanings such as identify, value, mood and attitude.

Equally important, Jensen (2013), emphasized that clothing was a systematic means of transmitting information about the wearer, meaning that multiple messages might be sent to the perceiver.

In most cultures, clothing was introduced as a method of protecting the human body from extreme weather conditions such as strong winds, intense heat, cold and precipitation.

 

People also wear clothes for functional as social reasons. Apart from the practical function of putting on a piece of garment above the skin, wearing clothes also caries specific cultural and social meanings. Furthermore, Boss et al (2019), a system is set of element standing in the interaction among each other and with the environment. Thus, systems can only be understood as whole and affect each other through environmental feedback.

 

Many times in real life situations a person is judged upon how well dressed he/she appears and this is true for teachers, whether in the classroom setting or during a job interview. When teachers dress professionally they obtain the respect and credibility from students, parents and the community in general. The students will learn to opens the behaviour and appearance of their teachers.

An effective teacher will therefore dress appropriately as a professional educator for good growing. The code of conduct for teachers as stipulated in the teachers service commission code of conduct under regulation 28(6), provide dressing code for teachers while on duty.

 

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) believes that teachers should use their professional judgment to ensure their dressing is satisfactory and appropriate to their circumstances at their particular schools such a climate, age and maturity of students.

Teachers therefore need to wear clothes which is suitable for their duties at school since they are the role models in the society.

 

However, among many factors that may influence teachers in their clothing selection are income, fashion, ages, socio-cultural factor and psychological factors, region factor. Since teachers have advanced levels at education and increases in their salaries, their social position. Therefore, many would select clothes which will provide an indication of their improved status.

Otieno (2010) pointed out although a lot of research has been done in the area of clothing, not much emphasis has been given. Therefore, this implies that clothing selection is a worthy focus of research. Hence, owing to this it important to carry out a study in order to determine factors that influence clothing selection and practices among secondary school teachers.

 

1.2   Statement of the problem

Sometimes back in 1970s and 1980s, it was possible to recognize teachers by the way they dressed in rural areas and this commended respect for them. Teachers have lost identity and respect they used to command in society. Therefore, the study endeavoured to determine factors influencing clothing selection and buying practices among secondary school teachers.

 

1.3   Purpose of the study

The purpose of this study is to determine the psychological, physical and socio-economic factors influencing clothing selection and buying practices among secondary school teachers.

 

1.4   Research Questions

(i)     Does psychological factors influence clothing selection among secondary school teachers?

(ii)    Does physical factors influence clothing selection among secondary school teachers?

(iii)    Does socio-economic factors influence clothing selection among teachers?

 

1.5   Objectives of the study

  1. To study the psychological factors that may influence clothing selection among secondary school teachers in Abak Local Government Area.
  2. To study the physical factors that may influence clothing selection in the study area.
  3. To study the socio-economic factors that influence clothing selection among teachers in the study area.
  4. Suggest and make recommendations that will enhance the choice of clothing selection among teachers in Abak Local Government Area.

 

1.6   Significance of the Study

It is the hope of the researcher that the findings of this study would help policy makers that is, government through teachers services commission to understand factor that do determine clothing selection and hence aid TSC in their implementation of 2006 dressing code for teachers. The factors influencing clothing selection buying and practices among secondary school teachers.

Also, secondary school teachers will be educated on wise clothing selection and buying practices through the findings. Thus, they will be enlightened about the shopping outlets available and sources of information on their clothing selection of special significance. Lastly, the findings of this study would aid clothing designers to determine specific clothing styles that would conform to teachers’ professional code of dressing.

 

The area of clothing selection and practices is less researched in Abak, hence, the researcher believed that the findings of the study would contribute significant research literature for scholarly work in this area.

 

Definition of Terms

Clothing: In brief, this refers to Anybody covering and appearance modification mode on the human body.

Clothing Selection: In brief, this is the decisions one makes about his or her clothing choice.

Dress: Refers to assemblage of modification to the body and or supplements to the body. It includes that total presentation of all covering and ornamentation worm on the human body.

 

Conclusion

Everyone has the instinct to look decent, neat and smart but some conditions influence the chances. Moreover, Secondary school teachers have a common clothing consumption pattern characterized in selecting cloths. Therefore, this choice of selection varies based on some psychological, physical and socio-economic factors. Despite the differences in choice and chance in clothing selection, they are still in vogue of high regard and level of smartness, neatness and decency and also have the zeal for authentic clothing. Though teachers’ remuneration influenced clothing selection, the still maintain their dressing code and conduct as their professional symbol.

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