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Jaeger, Mads Meier – Sociological Methods & Research, 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…
Descriptors: Researchers, Individual Characteristics, Aesthetics, Cooperation
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Krawczyk, Michal – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
In this study, data on grades awarded for bachelor and master theses at a large Polish university were used to identify possible discrimination on gender or physical attractiveness. The focus is on the gap between the grades awarded by the advisor (who knows the student personally) and the referee (who typically does not, so that gender is less…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Grades (Scholastic), Correlation, College Students
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Kanazawa, Satoshi – Intelligence, 2011
This brief research note aims to estimate the magnitude of the association between general intelligence and physical attractiveness with large nationally representative samples from two nations. In the United Kingdom, attractive children are more intelligent by 12.4 IQ points (r=0.381), whereas in the United States, the correlation between…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Correlation, Social Class, Interpersonal Attraction
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Kwan, Samantha; Trautner, Mary Nell – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Sociologists have developed a wide range of pedagogical strategies to facilitate student learning about racial/ethnic, class, and gender inequalities. Despite the growing subdiscipline of the sociology of the body and evidence pointing to the prevalence of inequalities based on physical attractiveness, the pedagogical literature has yet to develop…
Descriptors: Photography, Student Evaluation, Semantics, Interpersonal Attraction
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Jaeger, Mads Meier – Social Forces, 2011
This article analyzes the effect of three aspects of physical attractiveness (facial attractiveness, Body Mass Index and height) on socio-economic and marital success over the life course. In a sample of high school graduates from Wisconsin followed from their late teens and until their mid-60s, I find that (1. taller men have higher earnings than…
Descriptors: Careers, Body Composition, Socioeconomic Status, High School Graduates
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Mendez, Jeanette Morehouse; Mendez, Jesse Perez – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This study extends the scope of research that examines the connection between physical attractiveness and student perception through a survey analysis. While other studies concentrate on physical attractiveness alone, we examined not only perceptions of attractiveness but its impact on students' perception of knowledge, approachability and faculty…
Descriptors: Inferences, Regression (Statistics), College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Haws, Jolene; Rannelli, Luke; Schaefer, Jeffrey P.; Zarnke, Kelly; Coderre, Sylvain; Ravani, Pietro; McLaughlin, Kevin – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2016
Most training programs use learners' subjective ratings of their teachers as the primary measure of teaching effectiveness. In a recent study we found that preclinical medical students' ratings of classroom teachers were associated with perceived charisma and physical attractiveness of the teacher, but not intellect. Here we explored whether the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Graduate Students, Medical Students
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Borch, Casey; Hyde, Allen; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2011
This study examines the effects of physical attractiveness and aggression on popularity among high school students. Previous work has found positive relationships between aggression and popularity and physical attractiveness and popularity. The current study goes beyond this work by examining the interactive effects of physical attractiveness and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Peer Groups, Peer Acceptance, Interpersonal Relationship
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Theyson, Katherine C. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2015
Existing literature indicates that physical attractiveness positively affects variables such as income, perceived employee quality and performance evaluations. Similarly, in the academic arena, studies indicate instructors who are better looking receive better teaching evaluations from their students. Previous analysis of the website…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Gender Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Szwedo, David E.; Hessel, Elenda T.; Loeb, Emily L.; Hafen, Christopher A.; Allen, Joseph P. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The potential importance of depending on others during adolescence to establish independence in young adulthood was examined across adolescence to emerging adulthood. Participants included 184 teens (46% male; 42% non-White), their mothers, best friends, and romantic partners, assessed at ages 13-14, 18, 21-22, and 25. Path analyses showed that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Rosen, Andrew S. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Student evaluations of teaching are widely adopted across academic institutions, but there are many underlying trends and biases that can influence their interpretation. Publicly accessible web-based student evaluations of teaching are of particular relevance, due to their widespread use by students in the course selection process and the quantity…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Correlation, Educational Trends, Bias
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Stephens, Dionne P.; Fernandez, Paula – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
This study relies on qualitative methods to investigate Hispanic women's skin color perceptions. The primary goal is to identify the relevance of these perceptions on their beliefs about their own physical attractiveness. Thirty-four self-identified White-Hispanic women attending a large Hispanic Serving Institution in the southeastern United…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Attraction, Physical Characteristics, Hispanic Americans
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Myers, Scott A.; Huebner, Alex D. – College Student Journal, 2011
This study investigated the relationship between students' motives to communicate (i.e., relational, functional, participatory, excuse making, and sycophantic) with their instructors and perceived instructor credibility, attractiveness, and homophily. 150 undergraduate students (85 men, 64 women, one did not indicate sex) enrolled at a large…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Caring, Measures (Individuals), Credibility
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Castillo, Yenys; Muscarella, Frank; Szuchman, Lenore T. – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
This study examined college students' perceptions of same-sex harassment as a function of the observer's gender, the initiator's physical attractiveness, and observers' attitudes toward lesbians and gay men. Ninety-six college students read a scenario portraying a professor's sexual advances toward a student. The Perception of Harassment…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Freng, Scott; Webber, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Previous research has linked teachers' physical attractiveness and students' evaluations of teaching. We expanded on this literature by using data from RateMyProfessors.com (RMP), a database popular among college students. Additionally, we examined the unique variance that physical attractiveness explains in student evaluations of teaching while…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Web Sites
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