This examination of senior-year data from a longitudinal study of the same class of high school girls from the ninth through the twelfth grades confirms that clothing plays an important role in the teenager's ability to establish adequate self-identity. However, little agreement was shown in the underlying values and opinions expressed concerning "why" clothing is influential in social acceptance.
Hendricks, S. H., Kelley, E. A., & Eicher, J. B. (1968). Senior Girls' Appearance and Social Acceptance. Journal of Home Economics, 60,(3), 167-172.
Hendricks, S.H.; Kelley, E.A.; Eicher, J.B..
Senior girls' appearance and social acceptance.
American Home Economics Association.
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