City Employee Perceptions of the Impact of Dress and Appearance

@article{Karl2013CityEP,
  title={City Employee Perceptions of the Impact of Dress and Appearance},
  author={Katherine Karl and Leda McIntyre Hall and Joy Peluchette},
  journal={Public Personnel Management},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={452 - 470}
}
This study focuses on city employees and their perceptions regarding the importance of dress and appearance in the public sector workplace. Using the impression management literature and self-presentation theory, we examine the impact of mode of dress worn (casual, business casual, formal business) on their self-perceptions of creativity, productivity, trustworthiness, authoritativeness, friendliness, and competence. We also examine their beliefs regarding the impact of employee appearance on… Expand

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