Type of Document Thesis Author Holland, Nancy Mitchell URN etd-04062007-172505 Title A Needs Assessment of Soccer Uniforms Degree Master of Science Department Textiles and Consumer Science, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Catherine Black Committee Chair Emily Haymes Committee Member Rinn Cloud Committee Member Keywords
- Functional Apparel
Date of Defense 2007-03-22 Availability unrestricted Abstract
The purpose of this study was threefold: 1) to investigate the relationship between commitment to soccer and satisfaction with soccer uniforms; 2) to investigate gaps in functional uniform needs, and 3) to investigate the relationship between functional and aesthetic satisfaction of soccer uniforms for adolescents. Studies of golf, basketball, in-line skating, bicycling, tennis, and dance have identified gaps in satisfaction aimed at improving the design of designated uniforms, however, a very limited knowledge base exists for soccer.
Using the design process mode, adolescent soccer players (ages 14-18) were surveyed regarding satisfaction of their team uniforms. Measures included commitment to soccer, satisfaction with comfort, fit, mobility, and impact protection of recent soccer uniforms. Satisfaction of functional and aesthetics components were also comparatively weighed and measured.
Gaps in satisfaction were found, with results indicating less than 50% of the adolescents were comfortable in their uniforms. Additionally, the fit of shorts were satisfactory to only 35% of the soccer players, and 40% found aesthetics could be improved.
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