The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between formality of dress and perceived level of education. This association is important for work environments, especially with trends moving towards more casual dress codes. One hundred and fifty-five participants were shown a picture .j a man in eight different outfits of varying formality. Participants were asked to indicate the highest level of education they believed he had achieved Education levels were measured using the Simon Scale of Educational Achievement. A Spearman correlation was used to calculate the strength of the relationship between the variables. A. significant positive correlation was found. Therefore, we conclude that individuals dressed in more formal attire are perceived to have a higher level of education.
"Dress For the Job You Want: An Examination of the Relationship Between Work Attire and Perceived Level of Education,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol5/iss1/4