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Character Perception of Women

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003643/00001

Material Information

Title: Character Perception of Women The Role of Stature, Somatotype, and Perceived Height
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Harrington, Lisa Nicole
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Stature
Body Height
Somatotype
Character Perception
Stereotype
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The present investigation analyzed how somatotype, stature, and the interaction of these two variables influenced the perception of Butler's (1997) Six Global Dimensions of Physique-Stereotyping as well as perceived power, dominance and aggression. The current study also replicated Chu and Geary's (2005) work on physical stature and the character perception in women, using an American sample. The role of participants' perceived height was also explored. An online questionnaire was used in which digitally altered images were presented such that the targets height and somatotype fluctuated across condition. The participants were asked to rate the images on personality qualities and characteristics. Although our findings differed somewhat from Chu and Geary's (2005) results, it was nevertheless shown that physical stature does influence the character perception of women. Also, the present investigation generally confirmed and expanded previous work regarding the mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph stereotypes. Perceived height did not playa significant role in character perception. Lastly, when somatotype and stature are combined as influential variables, stature appears to be relegated to secondary importance.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lisa Nicole Harrington
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H29
System ID: NCFE003643:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003643/00001

Material Information

Title: Character Perception of Women The Role of Stature, Somatotype, and Perceived Height
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Harrington, Lisa Nicole
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Stature
Body Height
Somatotype
Character Perception
Stereotype
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The present investigation analyzed how somatotype, stature, and the interaction of these two variables influenced the perception of Butler's (1997) Six Global Dimensions of Physique-Stereotyping as well as perceived power, dominance and aggression. The current study also replicated Chu and Geary's (2005) work on physical stature and the character perception in women, using an American sample. The role of participants' perceived height was also explored. An online questionnaire was used in which digitally altered images were presented such that the targets height and somatotype fluctuated across condition. The participants were asked to rate the images on personality qualities and characteristics. Although our findings differed somewhat from Chu and Geary's (2005) results, it was nevertheless shown that physical stature does influence the character perception of women. Also, the present investigation generally confirmed and expanded previous work regarding the mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph stereotypes. Perceived height did not playa significant role in character perception. Lastly, when somatotype and stature are combined as influential variables, stature appears to be relegated to secondary importance.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lisa Nicole Harrington
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 H29
System ID: NCFE003643:00001

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