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Rosen, Lisa H.; Underwood, Marion K. – Journal of School Psychology, 2010
This study examined the relations between facial attractiveness, aggression, and popularity in adolescence to determine whether facial attractiveness would buffer against the negative effects of aggression on popularity. We collected ratings of facial attractiveness from standardized photographs, and teachers provided information on adolescents'…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Aggression, Peer Acceptance, Adolescents
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Felson, Richard B.; Bohrnstedt, George W. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 1979
Children's ratings were obtained, examining reciprocal feedback between perceptions of physical attractiveness and ability. Data supported the conclusion that perceptions of ability affect those of physical attractiveness but not vice versa. The role of the relative ambiguity of stimuli associated with physical attractiveness may explain the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Bias, Body Height, Body Weight
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Langlois, Judith H.; Stephan, Cookie – Child Development, 1977
Investigates the generality of stereotypes associated with physical attractiveness and assesses the relative contributions of attractiveness and ethnicity in determining children's behavioral attributions and peer preferences. (JMB)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Interpersonal Attraction
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Vannatta, Kathryn; Gartstein, Maria A.; Zeller, Meg; Noll, Robert B. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2009
Efforts to identify factors associated with peer acceptance have historically focused on behavioral and social cognitive processes, whereas less empirical attention has focused on the impact of children's other personal attributes and competencies that are not inherently a component of social competence. The current study examined the association…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Interpersonal Attraction, Grade 2, Cognitive Processes
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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Mroczkowska, Helena – Biomedical Human Kinetics, 2009
Study aim: To assess the degree of acceptance of risk by experienced and inexperienced athletes. Material and methods: Two male teams participated in the study: juniors (football; n = 9) aged 16-18 years and seniors (volleyball; n = 13) aged 20-32 years. The subjects were requested to assess the doping-related risk of losing every of 6 values:…
Descriptors: Athletes, Interpersonal Attraction, Risk, Decision Making
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Becker, Bronwyn E.; Luthar, Suniya S. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2007
The primary purpose of this study was to understand further the heterogeneity of popularity, by exploring contextual correlates of two dimensions of positive peer regard among seventh graders within two highly disparate sociodemographic groups: affluent suburban and low-income urban (N = 636). Three sets of attributes were examined, all…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Student Diversity, Early Adolescents, Social Status
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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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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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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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Duran, Robert L.; Kelly, Lynne – Communication Quarterly, 1988
Examines whether communicative competence influences perceived task, social, and physical attractiveness. Results indicated that communicative competence accounted for 17 percent, 14 percent and 8 percent of the variance in perceived task, social, and physical attractiveness, respectively. (MM)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Communication
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LaVoie, J. C.; Adams, G. R. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1974
The effects of physical attractiveness, sex of child, and conduct of the child on teacher expectations were investigated. (Editor)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Expectation, Research Methodology, Student Behavior
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Vargas, Alice M.; Borkowski, John G. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1983
Assessed how the physical attractiveness of counselors and clients interacted to build rapport in two experiments involving college students (N=128 and N=64). Results showed the counselor's physical attractiveness had a major impact on her perceived effectiveness and the client's expectation of success irrespective of the client's attractiveness…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Client Relationship
Silverman, Irwin – Sexual Behavior, 1971
This study shows a high and disquieting degree of similarity in physical attractiveness between dating partners, and suggests also that more similar partners tend to form stronger romantic attachments. (Author)
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Individual Characteristics, Physical Characteristics, Sex (Characteristics)
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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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