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ERIC Number: ED200867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Self-Perceptions of Mental Health and Attractiveness Status in the Interpersonal Marketplace.
Pellegrini, Robert J.; And Others
The centrality of self-perceptions in the dynamics of human relationships and personality is a well-documented empirical fact. Feelings of personal happiness and psychological adjustment were studied in relation to self-perceptions of individual worth in the interpersonal marketplace. Male and female single college students between 17 and 30 years of age completed a brief self-rating survey form for 2 experiments. Results indicated that single young adult men and women reporting relatively less difficulty in attracting romantic love-mates saw themselves as significantly happier and better-adjusted psychologically than did students who experienced difficulty in gaining such attention. Data suggest that an empirically-based, systematically-evaluated therapeutic approach should be developed from further research in this area and would be useful in a wide variety of applied settings. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A