The role of important values and predominant identity in the dress practices of female Muslim students attending a South African university

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dc.contributor.author Albrecht, Milde
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, B.M. (Bertha Margaretha)
dc.contributor.author Retief, Ardina
dc.contributor.author Adamski, Karien
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-10T07:45:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-10T07:45:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10
dc.description.abstract This study explores the role of important values and predominant identity in the dress practices of female Muslim students attending a university in South Africa. Data were collected through a selfadministered questionnaire using a purposive convenience sample of 200 female Muslim students. A cluster analysis was used to divide participants into groups based on their dress practices. The sample could be divided into two groups: those who follow less modest and those who follow more modest dress practices. An independent t-test was calculated to determine if there was a significant difference between the important values and predominant identity of the less modest and more modest groups. The results revealed differences in the significance of certain values and predominant identity. The more modest group placed more importance on religious values, while the less modest group attributed more importance to social values than the more modest group. For the more modest group their Muslim identity was more predominant than for the less modest group. Despite these differences, both groups tended to communicate a hybrid identity, as aspects of Islamic and Western thought and behavior were synthesized in each individual’s dress practice. The study offers benefits to scholars interested in the social-cultural aspects of clothing by showing how people manipulate their appearances and cultural forms to create a specific reality and to adapt to multicultural environments (e.g. campuses). en_ZA
dc.description.department Consumer Science en_ZA
dc.description.department Statistics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ctr.sagepub.com en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Albrecht, M, Jacobs, B, Retief, A & Adamski, K 2015, 'The role of important values and predominant identity in the dress practices of female Muslim students attending a South African university', Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 248-264. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0887-302X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1940-2473 (online)
dc.identifier.other 0887302X15581051
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53082
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2015. en_ZA
dc.subject Values en_ZA
dc.subject Identity en_ZA
dc.subject Dress practices en_ZA
dc.subject Muslim students en_ZA
dc.title The role of important values and predominant identity in the dress practices of female Muslim students attending a South African university en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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