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Dress for success- En kvantitativ attitydundersökning gällande klädsel i socionomens yrkesroll

Moberg, Elin LU and Lindell, Alexandra LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
Authors: Alexandra Lindell & Elin Moberg
Title: Dress for success - A quantitative study of attitudes regarding dress codes in professional social work

Supervisor: Anna Tegunimataka
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed

The aim of this study was to examine and chart attitudes towards clothing amongst social work students as well as professional social workers. The target groups consist of social work students on their first semester and fifth semester as well as professional social workers within the social services. A survey was completed by 106 respondents. Furthermore knowledge about dress codes, mapping the idea of a professional social worker’s external appearance, and acceptance of various adornments such as tattoos; jewelry... (More)
Authors: Alexandra Lindell & Elin Moberg
Title: Dress for success - A quantitative study of attitudes regarding dress codes in professional social work

Supervisor: Anna Tegunimataka
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed

The aim of this study was to examine and chart attitudes towards clothing amongst social work students as well as professional social workers. The target groups consist of social work students on their first semester and fifth semester as well as professional social workers within the social services. A survey was completed by 106 respondents. Furthermore knowledge about dress codes, mapping the idea of a professional social worker’s external appearance, and acceptance of various adornments such as tattoos; jewelry and make-up was examined. A quantitative descriptive method is used to analyze the collected data. The results point to a correlation between experience in professional social work and a consciousness regarding what is deemed to be acceptable appearance. Students on the fifth term, who possess work place experience, have similar attitudes as the professional social workers while the students on the first term are unaware or uncertain. The study also confirms that within professional social work there are no expressed dress codes, rather the prevailing dress codes are unspoken and maintained collectively within the group. Findings show that there are different levels of acceptance of current dress codes depending on the sex. In conclusion there are no explicit dress codes, instead professional social workers find ways to coordinate their collective appearance and they are aware of which message their appearance gives their clients.



Keywords: dress code, professionalism, adornments, external appearance (Less)
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Moberg, Elin LU and Lindell, Alexandra LU
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SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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professionalism, adornments, external appearance, dress code
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Swedish
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8564586
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  abstract     = {Authors: Alexandra Lindell & Elin Moberg
Title: Dress for success - A quantitative study of attitudes regarding dress codes in professional social work

Supervisor: Anna Tegunimataka
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed

The aim of this study was to examine and chart attitudes towards clothing amongst social work students as well as professional social workers. The target groups consist of social work students on their first semester and fifth semester as well as professional social workers within the social services. A survey was completed by 106 respondents. Furthermore knowledge about dress codes, mapping the idea of a professional social worker’s external appearance, and acceptance of various adornments such as tattoos; jewelry and make-up was examined. A quantitative descriptive method is used to analyze the collected data. The results point to a correlation between experience in professional social work and a consciousness regarding what is deemed to be acceptable appearance. Students on the fifth term, who possess work place experience, have similar attitudes as the professional social workers while the students on the first term are unaware or uncertain. The study also confirms that within professional social work there are no expressed dress codes, rather the prevailing dress codes are unspoken and maintained collectively within the group. Findings show that there are different levels of acceptance of current dress codes depending on the sex. In conclusion there are no explicit dress codes, instead professional social workers find ways to coordinate their collective appearance and they are aware of which message their appearance gives their clients.



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  author       = {Moberg, Elin and Lindell, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {professionalism,adornments,external appearance,dress code},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dress for success- En kvantitativ attitydundersökning gällande klädsel i socionomens yrkesroll},
  year         = {2016},
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