THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF BODY AND FACE IN ATTRIBUTIONS OF PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, AND SOCIAL AND RELATIONSHIP VARIABLES

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Title:
THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF BODY AND FACE IN ATTRIBUTIONS OF PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, AND SOCIAL AND RELATIONSHIP VARIABLES
Author:
Christie, Nancy Gail, 1957-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
One hundred and fifty undergraduate students at a Southwestern university rated the attractiveness of the face, body and full, face and body of 5 male and 5 female stimuli. The subjects also rated the full, face and body stimuli on 6 social and relationship variables. These ratings were used to determine the relative influence of facial attractiveness versus body attractiveness on overall assessments of attractiveness and social and relationship variables. Both facial and body attractiveness were predictive of all the overall assessments, but face was a more powerful predictor. A second analysis related perceived similarity of attractiveness and liking. Perceived similarity of attractiveness was not a significant factor in how much the subjects indicated they liked the stimuli.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects.; Interpersonal attraction -- Psychological aspects.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF BODY AND FACE IN ATTRIBUTIONS OF PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, AND SOCIAL AND RELATIONSHIP VARIABLESen_US
dc.creatorChristie, Nancy Gail, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorChristie, Nancy Gail, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne hundred and fifty undergraduate students at a Southwestern university rated the attractiveness of the face, body and full, face and body of 5 male and 5 female stimuli. The subjects also rated the full, face and body stimuli on 6 social and relationship variables. These ratings were used to determine the relative influence of facial attractiveness versus body attractiveness on overall assessments of attractiveness and social and relationship variables. Both facial and body attractiveness were predictive of all the overall assessments, but face was a more powerful predictor. A second analysis related perceived similarity of attractiveness and liking. Perceived similarity of attractiveness was not a significant factor in how much the subjects indicated they liked the stimuli.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBeauty, Personal -- Social aspects.en_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal attraction -- Psychological aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332153en_US
dc.identifier.oclc18858889en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18396793en_US
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