Children 's Views On School Uniforms Essay

1808 Words Oct 16th, 2014 null Page
Adolescence is a crucial stage in an individual’s life. It is at that stage where a person is subjected to many changes that are both physiological and psychological. A change that is pertinent to observe is self-esteem. Over the years, there have been many studies about self-esteem and how it has affected countless aspects of life such as fashion. Fashion and self-esteem go hand in hand. There have been several researches involving this topic, in which the word fashion takes various meanings from school uniforms to designer clothing.
Sempele and Mugalaivai (2012) wondered if a person’s views on school uniforms affected their self-esteem. They hypothesized that there was no relationship between the independent variable, school uniforms and the dependent variable, self-confidence. With a sample size of 248 students in grade 5 to 8, from the ages of 10 to 16 years old, and the use of questionnaires like the Likert scale, they were able to find significant results. The Likert scale was used to measure different aspects of a person’s views on school uniforms. The questionnaire consisted of 3 sections. In part a, they had their subjects fill in biological information about themselves (i.e. gender).In part b, students had to rate statements about their views on school uniform using a scale from 1 to 5, one meaning strongly disagree and five, meaning strongly disagree. Finally, in part c, the students were asked to rate ten characteristics about self-esteem by using the same…

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