The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
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A Psychological Model of Wearing Masks as Personal Adornment in Female: Underlying Factors of Tendency to Love Dressing up under Mask Mandate
Tomohiro Suzuki
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2023 Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 99-101


This study aimed to examine the psychological processes that occur in the background of the tendency to prefer stylish masks under mask mandates by establishing a model that focuses on the expectation of psychological efficacy. A web-based survey of 447 adult women was conducted in February 2023. The analysis results showed that the cognition of psychological efficacy is associated with a preference for stylish masks. In addition, the desire for social approval related to the expectation of psychological efficacy. This process is similar to that of other types of personal adornment.

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