ERIC Number: ED314668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Perceptions of Characteristics Considered Attractive by the Other Gender.
Madden, Margaret E.; And Others
Rating adjectives, 54 female and 53 male college students indicated their own preferences in dating partners or their perceptions of the other gender's preferences. The men rated good looks and physical health higher than the women did, while the women valued industriousness more than the men did. Both men and women valued intelligence more than they thought the other sex valued intelligence, and both felt that the other sex valued a dominating partner more than subjects of the other sex actually did. The women rated emotional stability more highly than the men, but both men and women underestimated its importance to the other gender. (Six references and two tables are included.) (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Boston, MA, March 30-April 2, 1989).