A Study on Dress Code for College Students

22 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2014

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A. H. Sequeira

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Claret Mendonca

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal - Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Mgmt

Mahitesh

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Mandeep K.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Mahendra Prabhu K.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Lakshmi Narayan Tiwari

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Date Written: September 29, 2014

Abstract

Students are generally identified about their level of education and affiliation from their uniform or formal dress since ages. Dress code for college students has always been a controversial issue among the various stakeholders. On one side, Institutions want to have dress code policies for maintaining a healthy learning environment and on the other side face opposition from the students and their parents, who consider it as a meaningless restriction on them. This exploratory study and literature review will examine the perceived benefits and disadvantages of having uniforms for college students with special reference to students pursuing their studies in business management. An exploratory study was conducted to have an in-depth knowledge about the topic. Five institutions in a major city were selected as samples through non-probability sampling design. The five institutions represented a National Institution, an autonomous institution and three other private colleges which are known for their reputation. Both students & teachers were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The study is both quantitative as well as qualitative. The arguments used in the design include both deductive and inductive reasoning. The main research findings show that majority of the students believe that uniform incorporates discipline among them, it brings down the chances of discrimination among students belonging to different economic strata in society and above all, and it will develop their personality to suit the corporate world. There was also a strong feeling among the students that wearing the same uniform for a long time is very boring.

Keywords: uniform, dress code

Suggested Citation

Sequeira, A. H. and Mendonca, Claret and , Mahitesh and K., Mandeep and Prabhu K., Mahendra and Narayan Tiwari, Lakshmi, A Study on Dress Code for College Students (September 29, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503016 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503016

A. H. Sequeira (Contact Author)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal ( email )

School of Management
Surathkal
Mangalore, Karnataka 575022
India
0824 2474000 (Phone)

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Claret Mendonca

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal - Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Mgmt ( email )

Srinivasnagar
Mangalore, Karnataka 575022
India

Mahitesh

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal ( email )

NITK Surathkal, P.O. Srinivasnagar
Dakshina Kannada District
Mangalore, Karnataka 575025
India

Mandeep K.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal ( email )

NITK Surathkal, P.O. Srinivasnagar
Dakshina Kannada District
Mangalore, Karnataka 575025
India

Mahendra Prabhu K.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal ( email )

NITK Surathkal, P.O. Srinivasnagar
Dakshina Kannada District
Mangalore, Karnataka 575025
India

Lakshmi Narayan Tiwari

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal ( email )

NITK Surathkal, P.O. Srinivasnagar
Dakshina Kannada District
Mangalore, Karnataka 575025
India

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