Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1992

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)


Advanced Education Programs


Richard Atkinson


Subjects viewed photographs of themselves and mates in true and reversal conditions and rated the photographs on a scale from 1 to 8 for "likability." These same photographs were rated by graduate students for attractiveness. Additionally, subjects completed the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS). An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) yielded a significant difference between men and women in their ratings of likability for photos, with men rating photos of their mates higher in true and reversal conditions and also higher than women rated themselves or the men. The analysis failed to yield significant preferences for true versus reversal photographic images. Also, correlations between ratings of "likability" and attractiveness as rated by graduate students, as well as those between self-concept and ratings of "likability" were not significant. Implications of these results for theory, future research, and practice were discussed.


Copyright 1992 Carol A. Hutchcraft


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