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ERIC Number: EJ1004245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Identification of Workplace Dress by Low-Income Job Seekers
Saiki, Diana
Journal of Employment Counseling, v50 n2 p50-58 Jun 2013
The author examined how low-income job seekers participating in a workplace dress program identified traditional business and business casual dress. Seventy low-income job seekers identified clothing items as traditional business (e.g., suits, ties), similar to identifications made by professionals and image consultants in previous literature. Garments selected as business casual varied than did selections for traditional business. Garments identified as casual business varied from preprogram to postprogram, whereas selections for traditional business remained relatively stable. The results suggest a need to clarify the parameters of business casual in workplace dress programming and future research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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