ERIC Number: ED236492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assertiveness and Physical Attractiveness.
Kleim, David M.; And Others
Earlier research investigating the relationship between physical attractiveness and assertiveness found that physically attractive females were more assertive than other females. To investigate this relationship further and to broaden the scope of the study, 69 students were videotaped in groups of five to ten while responding to open-ended discussion questions. Following the discussion, subjects completed a self-report assertiveness inventory, the College Self-Expression Scale. Judges independently rated subjects' physical attractiveness on a 12-point Likert scale. These ratings were correlated with the behavioral measures of volume, order of speaking, and duration of speaking during the videotaped discussions. An analysis of the results showed a strong relationship between physical attractiveness and the duration of speaking, with physically attractive subjects speaking for a shorter time. In addition, physically attractive subjects tended to speak sooner. When separated by sex, this relationship held for females, but not for males. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Physical Attractiveness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Salt Lake City, UT, April 26-30, 1983).