|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Chinese and UK participants' preferences for physical attractiveness and social status in potential mates|
Lee, Anthony J
DeBruine, Lisa M
Jones, Benedict C
|Citation:||Zhang L, Wang H, Lee AJ, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2019) Chinese and UK participants' preferences for physical attractiveness and social status in potential mates. Royal Society Open Science, 6 (11), Art. No.: 181243. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181243|
|Abstract:||Men are hypothesized to show stronger preferences for physical attractiveness in potential mates than women are, particularly when assessing the attractiveness of potential mates for short- term relationships. By contrast, women are thought to show stronger preferences for social status in potential mates than men are, particularly when assessing the attractiveness of potential mates for long-term relationships. These mate-preference sex differences are often claimed to be ‘universal’ (i.e. stable across cultures). Consequently, we used an established ‘budget- allocation’ task to investigate Chinese and UK participants’ preferences for physical attractiveness and social status in potential mates. Confirmatory analyses replicated these sex differences in both samples, consistent with the suggestion that they occur in diverse cultures. However, confirmatory analyses also showed that Chinese women had stronger preferences for social status than UK women did, suggesting cultural differences in the magnitude of mate-preference sex differences can also occur.|
|Rights:||© 2019 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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