Swami, Viren and Tovee, Martin J. (2007) The relative contribution of profile body shape and weight to judgements of women's physical attractiveness in Britain and Malaysia. Body Image, 4 (4). pp. 391-396. ISSN 1740-1445Full text not available from this repository.
Ninety-six Malaysian and British men rated for physical attractiveness a set of photographs of real women in profile, with known body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Results showed that BMI accounted for the greater amount of variance in all settings. There were also significant differences in preferences for body weight, with low resource, low socioeconomic status (SES) raters preferring a significantly heavier partner than high resource, high SES raters. The disparity with previous findings using line drawings of women in profile was discussed in terms of the weaknesses of line-drawn stimuli.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2008 09:14|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2009 12:43|
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