publication . Other literature type . 1985

A Study of the Effect of a Child's Physical Attractiveness upon Verbal Scoring of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) and upon Personality Attributions

Wheeler, Paula Theisler;
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  • Published: 01 May 1985
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The purpose of this research was to investigate possible examiner bias in scoring the Verbal subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) due to the level of facial attractiveness of the child. Sex of the child and sex of the research subject were also included as independent variables. No main effect for attractiveness or sex x attractiveness interactions were found. Thus, little evidence emerged to suggest attractiveness stereotyping effects in an intelligence testing context. However, female children received significantly higher Comprehension and total Verbal scores than did male children. In addition, while male subjects did not provid...
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free text keywords: study, effect, child, physical attractiveness, verbal scoring, wechsler intelligence scale, personality attributions, Psychology
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