The Influence of Science and Technology on Dress Sense and Fashion Taste Among Polytechnic Students in Ghana
The dressing or fashion style of tertiary students has become an important issue of much concern in this contemporary era. The design was a cross-sectional non-experimental survey of 102 polytechnic students between the ages of 15 - 29+-years with ample knowledge on dress sense. The sample consisted of 40 male (39.2%) and 62 female (60.8%) students who were sampled by using a multistage cluster sampling technique according to departments and academic levels. The study found that there was a relationship between the influence of science and technology (53.7% approval vs.46.7% disapproval), however this was not statistically significant [x 2 =0.212, p≤.005]. Again the relationship between the future influence of science and technology on the dress sense of students was examined using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The study identified a very weak negative correlation between the future influence of science and technology on dress sense and how better students dress will be than
now [r=–.2, n=102, p<.05]. The study identifies that there is a very weak relationship between the influence of science and technology on the dress sense of students; however this relationship is not statistically significant.