Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. June Cottrell

Second Advisor

Dr. Hazel Rozema

Third Advisor

Dr. Steven Rhodes

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The objective of this study was to explore the role that nonverbal cue of clothing had in determining the perceived leadership potential of five women.

Given sketches of five females wearing five female swearing five specific categories of clothing appropriate to the business or professional setting, subjects were asked to choose one figure to sit at the head of the group. The study explored perceived leadership based only on the variable of clothing.

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