ERIC Number: ED244745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Attractiveness and Social Participation in Preschool Age Children.
Smith, Gregory J.
A total of 42 middle-class preschool children (23 boys and 19 girls) ranging in age from 33 to 68 months were studied to determine whether facial attractiveness was related to level of social participation (i.e., the degree to which children played near and interacted with each other). According to a time-sampling procedure, each child was observed on 5 separate days during free play. Attractive girls were found to engage in more interactive play, while less-attractive girls engaged in more noninteractive play. Little relationship was found between attractiveness and social participation in boys. (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Facial Features; Social Interaction
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development (Athens, GA, April, 1984).