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Tsai, Chia-Ching; Chang, Chih-Hsiang – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2007
This study investigates the effect of advertising with physically attractive models on male and female adolescents. The findings suggest that highly attractive models are less effective than those who are normally attractive. Implications of social comparison are discussed.
Descriptors: Advertising, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents, Social Cognition
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Wechsler, Suzanne P.; Whitney, David J.; Ambos, Elizabeth L.; Rodrigue, Christine M.; Lee, Christopher T.; Behl, Richard J.; Larson, Daniel O.; Francis, Robert D.; Hold, Gregory – Journal of Geography, 2005
An innovative interdisciplinary project at California State University, Long Beach, was designed to increase the attractiveness of the geosciences (physical geography, geology, and archaeology) to underrepresented groups. The goal was to raise awareness of the geosciences by providing summer research opportunities for underrepresented high school…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Earth Science, Archaeology, High School Students
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Wapnick, Joel; Mazza, Jolan Kovacs; Darrow, Alice Ann – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2000
Examines whether selected nonmusical attributes of 20 sixth-grade pianists would affect ratings of their performances by 123 musically trained evaluators. States that the visual group evaluators viewed a videotape, without the sound, rating the pianists on appropriateness of dress, stage behavior, and physical attractiveness. The audio and…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Audiotape Recordings, Clothing, Grade 6
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Bermingham, Gudrun A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2000
States that fairness has been a major concern in the field of music adjudication. Reviews the research literature to reveal information about three external characteristics (race, gender, and physical attractiveness) that may affect judges' performance evaluations and influence fairness of music adjudication. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Gender Issues, Judges
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Chen, Hong; Jackson, Todd – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
This nine-month prospective study tested the extent to which risk factors implicated in recent accounts of body dissatisfaction predicted changes in body image concerns of adolescent boys and girls in China. A sample of 593 Chinese adolescents (217 boys, 376 girls) completed measures of weight esteem, appearance esteem and physical stature concern…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Risk, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship
Adams, Gerald R.; LaVoie, Joseph C. – 1974
The influence of a child's sex, physical attractiveness, and conduct on parental expectancies of academic and social performance as well as socialization practices of the child's parents were assessed by comparing parental responses on these measures after reading a child's report card. Parents of elementary-age school children were asked to read…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary School Students, Expectation, Parent Attitudes
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Grant, Carol Lee; Fodor, Iris Goldstein – Adolescence, 1986
Explored the relationship between anorexic behavior and selected dimensions of body image predictor variables, selected dimensions of body image, physical attractiveness, self-esteem, and physical effectiveness). Results indicated that the dimension of self-esteem was the major factor in the prediction of anorexic behaviors as measured by the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image
Santiago, Paulo; Levitas, Anthony; Radó, Péter; Shewbridge, Claire – OECD Publishing, 2016
This report for Estonia forms part of the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools. The purpose of the review is to explore how school resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. School resources are understood in a broad way,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
Shewbridge, Claire; Godfrey, Katrina; Hermann, Zoltán; Nusche, Deborah – OECD Publishing, 2016
This report for Lithuania forms part of the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools. The purpose of the review is to explore how school resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. School resources are understood in a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Expenditures
Reeder, Glenn D.; Mangiarcina, Janet – 1981
Although self-concept is traditionally viewed as being fairly stable over time and situations, a more recent position takes note of the variability or inconsistency characteristic of certain aspects of the self-concept. To determine whether spontaneous self-esteem (SSE) increases when a valued aspect of self is made salient, college students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Gonzalez, Carmen – 1982
Research has suggested that physical attractiveness contributes to subjects' perception of female competency. This finding has generated interest in investigating the effect of physical attractiveness on subjects' perceptions of competency in male and female therapists. Undergraduates (N=192) viewed a 15-minute videotaped session reflecting either…
Descriptors: Competence, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation
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Kenrick, Douglas T.; Gutierres, Sara – 1977
The way the attractiveness of an average female is rated can be significantly changed by exposing the rater to media females, even for very short periods. In one study, subjects were exposed either to a series of advertisements containing female faces or to a control series of average females. Subsequent ratings of a target female's attractiveness…
Descriptors: Adaptation Level Theory, Dating (Social), Decision Making, Interpersonal Attraction
Eckert, Erica L. – Facilities Manager, 2013
In a study for APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR), Cain and Reynolds (2006a; 2006b) linked the quality of campus facilities and the attractiveness of campus to college choice among their study's participants but also noted that facilities may not always be the primary motivation. Further, the physical campus environment can impact…
Descriptors: Campuses, Colleges, Physical Environment, Facilities Management
Downs, A. Chris – 1983
Providing a framework for a symposium exploring the influence of physical attractiveness on the socialization process, this paper (1) offers a working definition of physical attractiveness, (2) reviews stereotypes associated with attractiveness, and (3) discusses a social network perspective on the influence of attractiveness. Physical…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Cultural Influences, Definitions
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Alley, Thomas R.; Hall, Debora L. – Child Study Journal, 1989
Reports reactions of university students to the physical appearance of children with growth disorders of dwarfism, or sex-linked trisomy, compared to children with normal body proportions. Normal children were rated more favorably on physical attractiveness. Discussed the impact of perceived age and height-weight characteristics on…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Body Height, Body Weight, Children
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