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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
Rancer, Andrew S.; Infante, Dominic A. – 1983
A study examined the influence of physical attractiveness and trait argumentativeness as predictors of responses to an argumentative situation. Subjects, 152 college students identified as either high or low in trait argumentativeness, were randomly assigned to one of two treatment conditions: attractive or unattractive anticipated adversary. A…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Research, Higher Education, Interaction
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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
Adams, Gerald R.; LaVoie, Joseph C. – 1974
The effects of physical attractiveness, warmth, and sex of an adult model on imitation behavior of adult males and females were investigated. Subjects were randomly paired with confederates of low or high facial attractiveness who interacted with the subject in a cold-unfriendly or warm-friendly manner. The imitation task involved the confederate…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Imitation, Interaction Process Analysis
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
Hill, Michael K.; Kahn, Arnold – 1974
This study assessed attributions made to an attractive or unattractive person who took either a proximal or distal seating position following task performance. Greater attributions of success were made to an attractive person, regardless of the proximity, which suggests pervasive influence of physical attractiveness on attributions in behavioral…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Distance, Females
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Dion, Karen K. – Developmental Psychology, 1974
Two studies investigated the influence of a child's physical attractiveness and sex as potential elicitors of differential adult punitiveness. Assessed were the reactions of 40 women and 44 men. Results reveal differences in men's and women's reactions and suggest differences in their orientation towards children's task behavior. (Author/SDH)
Descriptors: Adults, Analysis of Variance, Children, Interpersonal Attraction
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Stephan, Cookie White; Langlois, Judith H. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1980
In response to color slides of second grade children, 131 university students rated the children's physical attractiveness. Data suggest that the societal stereotype of black Americans was present in the evaluation of black children by black adults. Some indication of ethnocentrism among Anglo and Mexican-American adults was found. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Stereotypes, Interpersonal Attraction
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Spreadbury, Constance Lizotte; Reever, Joy Bennett – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1979
Examined which of two sociological theories of dating preference was more powerful in predicting women's actual dating frequency. The theories tested were Waller's theory, which emphasizes physical attractiveness, and Blood's theory, which emphasizes personality. Evidence supported Waller's theory. Discussion and implications for women and…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Females, Interpersonal Attraction, Mate Selection
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Van Rossem, Ronan; Vermande, Marjolijn M. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2004
The peer group is an important developmental context for children. In this paper we present a method to operationalize a child's integration into the classroom by their informal social classroom roles, which we obtained using a blockmodel analysis based on role equivalence. This method differs in several respects from the common socio-metric…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Interpersonal Attraction, Friendship, Student Adjustment
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Byrnes, Deborah A. – Childhood Education, 1987
Addresses the issues of the nature of physical attractiveness stereotypes, the root of aesthetic discrimination, and ways in which teachers can help children to accept one another without consideration of physical appearance. (BB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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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
Brideau, Linda B.; Allen, Vernon L. – 1980
This study tested the hypothesis that physical attractiveness is related to social skills in nonverbal communication. The socialization environment of persons is assumed to differ as a function of their physical attractiveness. It was predicted that physically attractive individuals would have greater opportunity than physically unattractive…
Descriptors: Body Image, Body Language, College Students, Communication Skills
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McDonough, Meghan H.; Crocker, Peter R. E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
This study examined the factor structure of the Sport Friendship Quality Scale (SFQS; Weiss & Smith, 1999) and compared two models in which (a) self-worth mediated the relationship between physical self/friendship quality and sport commitment and (b) friendship quality and physical self-perceptions directly predicted self-worth and sport…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Early Adolescents, Females, Friendship
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