Clothing acquisition patterns and size information of Oriental female immigrants

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276899
Title:
Clothing acquisition patterns and size information of Oriental female immigrants
Author:
Gim, Geummi Jung
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of the study was to investigate Oriental women's clothing acquisition behaviors and to compare their body measurements with the measurements listed in Voluntary Product Standard, PS 42-70. A questionnaire was administered to 101 Oriental women residing in Tucson, Arizona. Thirty-nine body measurements were taken from each subject in the sample. The major type of store used most frequently was department store. It appears that Oriental women were not impulsive buyers or influenced by suggestive selling techniques but highly represented careful shopping characteristics. Fit was the most important consideration in purchasing a garment. Newspapers were the major information source of fashion for Oriental women. A significant fitting problem area appeared in garment length when Oriental women purchased ready-to-wear. Bigger differences were found in vertical than the circumference body measurements for Oriental women when the mean of body measurements was compared with the PS 42-70 measurements.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.; Clothing and dress measurements.; Asian American consumers.; Asian American women -- Attitudes.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reich, Naomi

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClothing acquisition patterns and size information of Oriental female immigrantsen_US
dc.creatorGim, Geummi Jungen_US
dc.contributor.authorGim, Geummi Jungen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate Oriental women's clothing acquisition behaviors and to compare their body measurements with the measurements listed in Voluntary Product Standard, PS 42-70. A questionnaire was administered to 101 Oriental women residing in Tucson, Arizona. Thirty-nine body measurements were taken from each subject in the sample. The major type of store used most frequently was department store. It appears that Oriental women were not impulsive buyers or influenced by suggestive selling techniques but highly represented careful shopping characteristics. Fit was the most important consideration in purchasing a garment. Newspapers were the major information source of fashion for Oriental women. A significant fitting problem area appeared in garment length when Oriental women purchased ready-to-wear. Bigger differences were found in vertical than the circumference body measurements for Oriental women when the mean of body measurements was compared with the PS 42-70 measurements.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectClothing and dress -- Social aspects.en_US
dc.subjectClothing and dress measurements.en_US
dc.subjectAsian American consumers.en_US
dc.subjectAsian American women -- Attitudes.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReich, Naomien_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335818en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22885201en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1751857xen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.