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ERIC Number: EJ1203783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0049-1241
Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses
Jaeger, Mads Meier
Sociological Methods & Research, v48 n1 p156-184 Feb 2019
This article analyzes the effect of interviewers' physical attractiveness on cooperation rates in face-to-face interviews and survey responses (self-reports on physical appearance, weight, and health). This article includes four aspects of physical attractiveness (facial attractiveness, voice attractiveness, body mass index [BMI], and height) and reports that (1) interviewers with more attractive faces and lower BMI have higher cooperation rates, (2) differences in interviewers' personality (Big Five, Rosenberg self-esteem) account for about one third of the total effect of facial attractiveness on cooperation rates, and (3) being interviewed by a more attractive interviewer leads to more positive self-reports on physical appearance, weight, and health (but does not affect self-reports unrelated to physical appearance).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale