Presentation Title

Relationship of Room Cleanliness, Self- Image and General Self-Care

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-19-2018 6:30 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 7:30 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Ian Madfes, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

We live in a society where a lack of cleanliness is suggested and seen as unfavorable. One can imagine someone trying to sell an expensive home littered with dirty clothes and general disarray. We equate cleanliness with how we judge the home and the people living in it.

Previous research has found that how clean we maintain our personal spaces can lead to an increase or decrease in self-image as well as how others evaluate a person’s lifestyle. Environmental orderliness affects a person’s sense of personal control, and that a disorganized environment results in less positive self- image. Other research suggests that body image can be connected with the disposal of clothing. And that there is a relationship between frequencies in closet cleaning and body image and that a high frequency of garment disposal or closet cleaning behavior is a sign of needed intervention regarding obsession with appearance. It is hypothesized that for those individuals, who have no time limitations which would prohibit clean living, a clean environment is more likely to occur among those with a generally healthier lifestyle and a more positive self image.

An invitation to participate in this study will be disseminated through email, requesting people to respond to an online survey that includes: Personal Habits Questionnaire, the Lifestyle Checklist (which assess health), the Cleanliness Questionnaire (which provides an overview of the participants cleaning habits) and the Personal Information Questionnaire (which provides demographics and an overview of the participants time limitations.

When the data collection and statistical analysis is completed, the hypothesis will be supported if there is a significant relationship between clean living and a healthy lifestyle and positive self image. It is anticipated that people with a healthier lifestyle and positive self image will are more prone to keeping their homes clean. The findings of this stud are expected to help explain the relationship between self image and cleanliness in the home.

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Relationship of Room Cleanliness, Self- Image and General Self-Care

Guzman Lecture Hall

We live in a society where a lack of cleanliness is suggested and seen as unfavorable. One can imagine someone trying to sell an expensive home littered with dirty clothes and general disarray. We equate cleanliness with how we judge the home and the people living in it.

Previous research has found that how clean we maintain our personal spaces can lead to an increase or decrease in self-image as well as how others evaluate a person’s lifestyle. Environmental orderliness affects a person’s sense of personal control, and that a disorganized environment results in less positive self- image. Other research suggests that body image can be connected with the disposal of clothing. And that there is a relationship between frequencies in closet cleaning and body image and that a high frequency of garment disposal or closet cleaning behavior is a sign of needed intervention regarding obsession with appearance. It is hypothesized that for those individuals, who have no time limitations which would prohibit clean living, a clean environment is more likely to occur among those with a generally healthier lifestyle and a more positive self image.

An invitation to participate in this study will be disseminated through email, requesting people to respond to an online survey that includes: Personal Habits Questionnaire, the Lifestyle Checklist (which assess health), the Cleanliness Questionnaire (which provides an overview of the participants cleaning habits) and the Personal Information Questionnaire (which provides demographics and an overview of the participants time limitations.

When the data collection and statistical analysis is completed, the hypothesis will be supported if there is a significant relationship between clean living and a healthy lifestyle and positive self image. It is anticipated that people with a healthier lifestyle and positive self image will are more prone to keeping their homes clean. The findings of this stud are expected to help explain the relationship between self image and cleanliness in the home.