The Resource Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood : assets and distractions, Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe, and Xue Wang

Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood : assets and distractions, Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe, and Xue Wang

Label
Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood : assets and distractions
Title
Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood
Title remainder
assets and distractions
Statement of responsibility
Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe, and Xue Wang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this monograph, researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents that launched during the 1994-95 school year and then followed individuals periodically into their 20s and 30s. Interviewers conducting the survey rated students' attractiveness and the researchers obtained data on grade point averages for the analysis. The data revealed that the benefits of attractiveness flowed through greater social integration but were partially offset by social distractions, especially romantic/sexual partnerships and alcohol-related problems. Interview and ethnographic data further revealed that adolescents themselves understood how physical attractiveness could lead to favorable treatment by teachers and classmates while also enticing youth to emphasize socializing and dating, even when the latter took time from other activities (like studying) and marginalized some classmates. These patterns, in turn, predicted education, work, family, and mental health trajectories in young adulthood. The results of this interdisciplinary, theoretically grounded, mixed methods study suggest that adolescence may be a critical period in stratification by physical appearance and that the underlying developmental phenomena during this period are complex and often internally contradictory. The monograph concludes with discussion of theoretical and policy implications and recommendations for future developmental research
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Rachel A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM1151
  • LB1103
LC item number
  • .G67 2013
  • .S6 v.78, no.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crosnoe, Robert
  • Wang, Xue
Series statement
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Series volume
serial no. 311, vol. 78, no. 6, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Interpersonal relations in adolescence
  • Interpersonal relations in young adults
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Human body
  • Body image
Label
Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood : assets and distractions, Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe, and Xue Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111- 120) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Introduction -- Conceptual model -- Data and methods -- Physical attractiveness, social achievement, and human capital: testing the basic model with quantitative data -- Examining and elaborating the conceptual model with qualitative data -- Physical attractiveness, social achievement, and human capital: testing the elaborated model with quantitative data -- Discussion and conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 137 pages
Isbn
9781118880012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864749981
  • (OCoLC)ocn864749981
Label
Physical attractiveness and the accumulation of social and human capital in adolescence and young adulthood : assets and distractions, Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe, and Xue Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111- 120) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Introduction -- Conceptual model -- Data and methods -- Physical attractiveness, social achievement, and human capital: testing the basic model with quantitative data -- Examining and elaborating the conceptual model with qualitative data -- Physical attractiveness, social achievement, and human capital: testing the elaborated model with quantitative data -- Discussion and conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 137 pages
Isbn
9781118880012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864749981
  • (OCoLC)ocn864749981

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...