Presentation Type

Poster

Keywords

attractiveness, beauty, Eurocentric, ethnicity, sex

Department

Psychology

Major

Psychology

Abstract

This study investigated how young adults view beauty, focusing on how Eurocentric female facial features correlate with attractiveness and if differences exist across sex and ethnicity. We hypothesized that Eurocentricity and attractiveness would be positively correlated, overall, but differ across sex and ethnicity. Specifically, we expected men to show a higher correlation between Eurocentricity and attractiveness than women. Additionally, we predicted that Asians, Caucasians/Europeans, and Hispanics/Latinos would show a higher correlation between Eurocentricity and attractiveness than African Americans/Blacks and mixed individuals. Participants included 285 young adults ranging in age from 18-24. Participants completed a Eurocentric Attractiveness Survey where they rated thirty photos, with pre-determined Eurocentricity scores, on attractiveness. Using Pearson Product-Moment correlations, we found a positive overall correlation between mean Eurocentricity scores and mean Attractiveness scores, but it was not significant. However, their relationship significantly differed across sex and ethnicity. Specifically, men showed a significantly higher correlation between Eurocentricity and Attractiveness than women. Additionally, Asians, Caucasians/Europeans, and Hispanics/Latinos displayed a significantly higher correlation between Eurocentricity and Attractiveness than African Americans/Blacks, but not mixed individuals.

Faculty Mentor

Cindy Miller-Perrin

Location

Waves Cafeteria

Start Date

1-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2016 3:00 PM

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Eurocentric Female Facial Features and Attractiveness

Waves Cafeteria

This study investigated how young adults view beauty, focusing on how Eurocentric female facial features correlate with attractiveness and if differences exist across sex and ethnicity. We hypothesized that Eurocentricity and attractiveness would be positively correlated, overall, but differ across sex and ethnicity. Specifically, we expected men to show a higher correlation between Eurocentricity and attractiveness than women. Additionally, we predicted that Asians, Caucasians/Europeans, and Hispanics/Latinos would show a higher correlation between Eurocentricity and attractiveness than African Americans/Blacks and mixed individuals. Participants included 285 young adults ranging in age from 18-24. Participants completed a Eurocentric Attractiveness Survey where they rated thirty photos, with pre-determined Eurocentricity scores, on attractiveness. Using Pearson Product-Moment correlations, we found a positive overall correlation between mean Eurocentricity scores and mean Attractiveness scores, but it was not significant. However, their relationship significantly differed across sex and ethnicity. Specifically, men showed a significantly higher correlation between Eurocentricity and Attractiveness than women. Additionally, Asians, Caucasians/Europeans, and Hispanics/Latinos displayed a significantly higher correlation between Eurocentricity and Attractiveness than African Americans/Blacks, but not mixed individuals.