Title

The impact of workplace attire of employee self-perceptions

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Peluchette, J. V. & Karl, K. (2007). The impact of workplace attire of employee self-perceptions. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 18 (3), 345-360.

Abstract

This study examined employee preferences for different styles of workplace attire and how wearing various styles of clothing affected their self-perceptions. Respondents felt most authoritative, trustworthy, and competent when wearing formal business attire but friendliest when wearing casual or business casual attire. Significant two-way interactions were found between dress preference and mode of dress worn on self-perceptions of productivity, trustworthiness, creativity, and friendliness. Suggestions for future research and implications for HRD professionals are proposed.

RIS ID

36794

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.1208