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Wapnick, Joel; Darrow, Alice Ann; Kovacs, Jolan; Dalrymple, Lucinda – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1997
Studies whether physical attractiveness of singers affects judges' ratings of their vocal performances. Reveals that physical attractiveness does impact evaluation, that male raters were more severe than female raters, and that the rating of undergraduate majors versus graduate students and professors combined were not differently affected by…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Music, Performance
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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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Rosenblum, Gianine D.; Lewis, Michael – Child Development, 1999
Examined body dissatisfaction, physical attractiveness, and body mass index in adolescents at 13, 15, and 18 years of age. Found that sex differences in body dissatisfaction emerged between 13 and 15 years and were maintained. Girls' body dissatisfaction increased, whereas boys' decreased. Body dissatisfaction was weakly related to others' rating…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Age Differences, Body Composition
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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
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Mulford, Matthew; Orbell, John; Shatto, Catherine; Stockard, Jean – American Journal of Sociology, 1998
Addresses the role of perceived physical attractiveness in everyday exchange. Indicates that decisions to enter into play and to cooperate with others is directly related to individuals' perceptions of others' attractiveness, but that individuals' perceptions of their own attractiveness affects men's and women's decisions differently. Suggests…
Descriptors: Body Image, Cooperation, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Thornton, Bill; Ryckman, Richard M. – Journal of Adolescence, 1991
Examined contributions of physical attractiveness and physical effectiveness to self-esteem among adolescents in grades 7, 9, and 11, and college freshmen. Both attractiveness and effectiveness were significantly related to self-esteem of males and females. Attractiveness and effectiveness did not appear to be differentially important to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, College Freshmen, Grade 11
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Dion, Karen K.; And Others – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1990
Studies the tendency to stereotype physical attractiveness and identification in a collectivist culture using a group of 53 Chinese Canadian college students. Finds that introverts tended to be more prone to stereotyping than extroverts. Subjects with the highest cultural involvement were least prone to stereotyping with regard to social…
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Ethnicity
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Perkins, Daniel F.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1995
Examined relations among several indicators of physical attractiveness (PA): height, weight, and triceps skinfold thickness. Appraised whether multiple PA indicators accounted for more variation in measures of psychosocial functioning than did single PA indexes. Facial attractiveness was the most frequent statistically significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Behavior, Body Image, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Page, Randy M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1993
Investigated relationship between perceived physical attractiveness and frequency of substance use among 1,297 adolescents. Female adolescents who rated themselves as unattractive were more likely to use illicit psychoactive substances than those who rated themselves as average or attractive. Perceived attractiveness did not contribute to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Body Image, Drug Use, Grade 12
Steward, Robbie J.; Sobczak, Joan – 1989
This study investigated the relationship between self-perceived physical attractiveness and self-perceived social competence. Subjects were 157 male and 215 female college students who completed a consent form, demographic questionnaire, the Texas Social Behavior Inventory, and the Body Parts/Physical Attractiveness Scale. Significant correlations…
Descriptors: Body Image, Body Weight, College Students, Higher Education
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Hickson, Joyce – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1993
A study investigated gender and physical attractiveness differences in the assessment of leadership qualities of supervisors by their subordinates. Subjects were 58 male and 37 female college department heads and program directors and 154 male and 131 female subordinate faculty and staff. Findings suggested attractiveness is an advantage for males…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, College Faculty, Department Heads
Longo, Laura C.; Ashmore, Richard D. – 1992
The power of beauty has been contemplated by writers, poets, and philosophers for centuries. The link between the target physical attractiveness and perceived social influence effectiveness has not been directly and systematically investigated. The goal of this study was to assess whether physically attractive (versus unattractive) individuals are…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Individual Power, Interpersonal Attraction
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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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Asci, F. Hulya – Adolescence, 2002
Evaluates age and gender differences in physical self-concept of Turkish university students. The Physical Self-Perception Profile was administered to participants for assessing physical self-concept. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for gender, but no significant main effect for year in school. Univariate…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Body Image, College Students, Foreign Countries
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