The Influence of Science and Technology on Dress Sense and Fashion Taste Among Polytechnic Students in Ghana

  • M. Schall Kumasi Polytechnic
  • S. C. Y. Appiah Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • T. Morty Kumasi Polytechnic

Abstract

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.

Published
Jun 28, 2017
How to Cite
SCHALL, M.; APPIAH, S. C. Y.; MORTY, T.. The Influence of Science and Technology on Dress Sense and Fashion Taste Among Polytechnic Students in Ghana. International Conference on Applied Science and Technology Conference Proceedings, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 32 - 40, june 2017. ISSN 2467-902X. Available at: <https://conference.kstu.edu.gh/index.php/proceedings/article/view/46>. Date accessed: 20 june 2019.
Section
Creative and Applied Arts