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Kenealy, Pamela; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1988
Ratings of the physical attractiveness of 11-to-12-year-old children were obtained, and the association between physical attractiveness and teachers' judgements of these children were examined. Teachers revealed a systematic tendency to rate girls higher than boys, and significant sex differences were observed in teachers' ratings of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Physical Characteristics
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Chen, Nicole Y.; Shaffer, David R.; Wu, Chenghuan – Journal of Social Psychology, 1997
Questions the current thesis that people from "collectivist" cultures are less likely to make character inferences based on physical attractiveness. Presents the results of a study that revealed Taiwanese undergraduates assigning positive character attributes to people based on their physical attractiveness. Discusses related literature…
Descriptors: Body Image, Chinese Culture, Cultural Background, Cultural Images
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Campbell, Keith F.; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1990
Analyzes the relationship among physical attractiveness, locus of control, sex role orientation, and assertiveness in undergraduate students. Reviews videotapes of mixed-sex student groups engaged in discussion. Finds an internal locus of control positively correlated with assertiveness. Uses a behavioral measure of assertiveness rather than…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Extraversion Introversion, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Chia, R. C.; Allred, L. J.; Grossnickle, W. F.; Lee, G. W. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1998
Examines the effects of physical attractiveness and gender on perceptions of academic success, achievement-related traits, intelligence, initiative, and attributions of ability and effort in relation to academic success. Finds that being perceived as physically attractive created positive impressions of achievement-related traits for men but…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Intelligence
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Keneal, Pamela; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1991
Follows up previous study of social and psychological effects of orthodontic treatment upon children. Reports that teachers' ratings of student attractiveness correlated significantly with judgments of children's sociability, popularity, academic achievement, and leadership. Concludes that teachers' estimations of academic capability was a good…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Data Analysis, Educational Research
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Sahay, Sarita; Piran, Niva – Journal of Social Psychology, 1997
Examines skin-color preferences and body satisfaction among South Asian-Canadian and European-Canadian female university students. Hypothesizes that South Asian-Canadians would display a greater wish to be lighter in skin color than would European-Canadians and that the discrepancy would be greater the darker their skin color. Reports that the…
Descriptors: Body Image, College Students, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Henriques, Gregg R.; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1996
Investigates the influence of ethnic differences on women's body satisfaction. Summarizes a study where white and black female undergraduates received bogus positive and negative social feedback. The feedback resulted in corresponding changes in the white females' body satisfaction. Black women were unaffected by the feedback. (MJP)
Descriptors: Blacks, Body Image, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences