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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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Swami, Viren; Tovee, Martin J. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2006
The present study examined associations between lesbian and feminist identity and predictors of female physical attractiveness. Seventy-two nonfeminist heterosexuals, 38 feminist heterosexuals, 75 nonfeminist lesbians, and 33 feminist lesbians were asked to rate according to physical attractiveness a set of images of real women with known body…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Interpersonal Attraction, Self Concept, Females
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Saunders, Daniel G.; Kurko, Jennifer F.; Barlow, Kirsten; Crane, Colleen E. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Men who batter, because of particular personality traits and sense of entitlement, may select partners whom they perceive will be dependent on them, meet their emotional needs, or be "objects" of physical attractiveness. During treatment intake, 181 offenders responded to the question, "What attracted you to her (your…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Males, Personality Traits, Selection
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Weeden, Jason; Sabini, John – Psychological Bulletin, 2005
Evidence from developed Western societies is reviewed for the claims that (a) physical attractiveness judgments are substantially based on body size and shape, symmetry, sex-typical hormonal markers, and other specific cues and (b) physical attractiveness and these cues substantially predict health. Among the cues that the authors review, only…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Health, Gender Differences, Sociocultural Patterns
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Cumming, Sean P.; Standage, Martyn; Loney, Tom; Gammon, Catherine; Neville, Helen; Sherar, Lauren B.; Malina, Robert M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
The current study examined the mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and self-reported physical activity in adolescent British females. Biological maturity status, physical self-concept and physical activity were assessed in 407 female British year 7-9 pupils (M age = 13.2 years, SD = 1.0).…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Physical Activities, Females, Self Concept
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Lee, Lena – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2009
Despite the importance of understanding children's interpretations of popular culture in the United States, young children's voices have not been sufficiently explored in studies. Moreover, the perspectives of American immigrant children hardly have a presence in studies of popular culture. Thus, this paper explores how young immigrant children…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Females, Intimacy, Interpersonal Attraction
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Carmalt, Julie H.; Cawley, John; Joyner, Kara; Sobal, Jeffery – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2008
Matching and attribute trade are two perspectives used to explain mate selection. We investigated patterns of matching and trade, focusing on obesity, using Add Health Romantic Pair data (N = 1,405 couples). Obese individuals, relative to healthy weight individuals, were less likely to have physically attractive partners, with this disadvantage…
Descriptors: Obesity, Individual Characteristics, Females, Interpersonal Attraction
Gibson-Bilton, Joya – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was twofold. First, this study examined the influence of African American females' level of self-esteem on the mate-selection process. Secondly, this study was concerned with the influence of the level of self-esteem of African American females on valuing the mate-selection characteristics of interpersonal skills,…
Descriptors: Social Status, Females, Self Esteem, Marriage
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Tang, Catherine So-Kum; Yeung, Dannii Y. L.; Lee, Antoinette Marie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
The present study examined Chinese early adolescents' expectations and experiences of their first menstruation. It included 952 participants, 476 premenarcheal and 476 postmenarcheal girls matched by age and by grade level. Results showed that compared to experiences of postmenarcheal girls, premenarcheal girls anticipated more negative emotional…
Descriptors: Females, Sex Education, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Knowles, Ann-Marie; Niven, Ailsa G.; Fawkner, Samantha G.; Henretty, Joan M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
This longitudinal study investigated the influence of maturation on physical self-perceptions and the relationship with physical activity in early adolescent girls (N = 150; mean age = 12.79 plus or minus 0.31). Physical characteristics were measured and participants completed the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children, the Children and…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Individual Characteristics, Physical Activities, Females
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Perkins, Karen R. – Journal of Black Psychology, 1996
Examines the role television images play in African American women's perceptions of their own physical attractiveness. The significance of physical attractiveness is discussed in relation to age, gender, and race. Several research questions are posed and suggestions are made that may assist parents, educators, and clinicians in prevention of…
Descriptors: Black Stereotypes, Body Image, Females, Minority Groups
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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
Ratliff, Candy H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The size, shape and physical attractiveness of a woman's body are linked to her sexuality. As women age, changes occur to their bodies that may cause them anxiety over the socially constructed body image norms that are promoted within this society. Researchers posit that the standard of our culture seems to create more problems for women as they…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Females, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction
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Warren, Carol A. B.; Rasmussen, Paul K. – Urban Life, 1977
Focuses on only two of the more lasting and significant elements of first impressions: the sex gender dimension and physical attractiveness. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Females, Field Studies, Males, Research Methodology
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Glick, Peter; Larsen, Sadie; Johnson, Cathryn Branstiter, Heather – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2005
We hypothesized that women who dress in a sexy versus business-like manner evoke negative emotions and perceptions of lesser competence if employed in high-(but not low-) status jobs. Male and female undergraduates evaluated a videotaped female target whose physical attractiveness was held constant, but who was (a) dressed in sexy or business-like…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Employment Level, Females, Competence
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