INFLUENCE OF GENDER AND RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION ON DRESSING PATTERN AMONG NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

Tobias Obiora Ozor, Florence Ihekerenma Onuoha

Abstract


In recent times Nigerian University undergraduates dressing culture has become indecent and highly provocative and these negates our culture and societal values. A total of 480 (four hundred and eighty) participants used for this study were drawn from Enugu State University of Science and technology, Enugu and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, using available sampling technique. Instrument used in data collection for this study was questionnaire. The design for this study was a cross-sectional survey design, while a two-way analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze the data gathered. The result showed that gender significantly influenced dressing patterns among university undergraduates F (1,472) = 3.66, P<.05. This means that females engage in indecent dressings more than their male counterparts. Another result also showed that religious orientation significantly influenced dressing patterns among university undergraduates F(1,472)=5.87, P<.05. This means that  non-Catholics were found to engage in indecent dressing more than the Catholics. In the light of these findings, various organizations and religious leaders should intensify their efforts in preaching against indecent and provocative dressings, for this will help to restore our cultural patterns of dressing already lost to western patterns of dressing.


Keywords


Gender, religious orientation, dressing pattern, and university undergraduates

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