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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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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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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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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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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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Mayo, Robert; Mayo, Carolyn M. – College Student Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine college students' perspectives on dating a person who stutters (PWS). One hundred and thirty-two college students responded to a 19-item survey questionnaire. Survey items included questions about participants' familiarity with persons who stutter, family and/or personal history of stuttering, knowledge of…
Descriptors: College Students, Dating (Social), Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Simons, Leslie Gordon; Burt, Callie Harbin; Tambling, Rachel Blyskal – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2013
Participation in risky sexual behaviors has many deleterious consequences and is a source of concern for parents as well as practitioners, researchers, and public policy makers. Past research has examined the effect of family structure and supportive parenting on risky sexual behaviors among emerging adults. In the present study, we attempt to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Adolescents, Probability, Family Structure
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Waldron, Jennifer J.; Dieser, Rodney B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2010
Because many college students engage in low levels of physical activity, the current study used a qualitative framework to interview 11 college students to examine the meaning physically active college students assign to the practice of fitness and health. Students discussed the importance of healthy eating, but that it was difficult to accomplish…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level
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Ashmore, Richard D.; And Others – Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1996
Used a functional framework of the perception of female physical attractiveness in a sample of 96 college students viewing 96 photographs of female fashion models. Suggests perceivers should differentiate sexual (sexy), youthful, nonsexual (cute), and up-to-date clothed and groomed (trendy) dimensions. Indicates areas of both convergence and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Clothing, College Students, Emotional Response
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Quereshi, M. Y.; Kay, Janet P. – Social Behavior and Personality, 1986
Physical attractiveness, age, and sex were manipulated to determine their effect on the evaluation of 54 hypothetical applicants' resumes for three different jobs by 60 Master's in Business Administration students. Physical attractiveness favorably influenced the suitability ratings for all jobs; raters' sex and age were not significant but…
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Students, Higher Education, Job Applicants
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Prayekti – World Journal of Education, 2017
This research was aimed at developing printed teaching materials of Atomic Physics PEFI4421 Course using Research and Development (R & D) model; which consisted of three major set of activities. The first set consisted of seven stages, the second set consisted of one stage, and the third set consisted of seven stages. This research study was…
Descriptors: Nuclear Physics, College Science, Research and Development, Instructional Materials
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Vargas, Alice M.; Borkowski, John G. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1982
Searched for interaction between quality of counseling skills (presence or absence of empathy, genuineness, and positive regard) and physical attractiveness as determinants of counseling effectiveness. Attractiveness influenced perceived effectiveness of counselor's skill. Analyses of expectancy data revealed that only with good skills did…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Attitudes
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Carter, Jean A. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1978
Research assessed the effects of counselor physical attractiveness and inter-actions between attractiveness and counselor subject sex. It is suggested that sex of counselor and client may play a more important role independently and in conjunction with attractiveness than does attractiveness alone in influencing impressions and expectations.…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship
Kleim, David M.; And Others – 1983
Earlier research investigating the relationship between physical attractiveness and assertiveness found that physically attractive females were more assertive than other females. To investigate this relationship further and to broaden the scope of the study, 69 students were videotaped in groups of five to ten while responding to open-ended…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Cash, Thomas F.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
The physical attractiveness stereotype was examined as it pertains to the attribution of psychological disturbance among peers. Consistent with the stereotype, attractive interviewees were judged as less disturbed with better prognosis than unattractive interviewees. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Counselor Attitudes, Helping Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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