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dc.contributor.authorMarcinkowska, Urzula Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorJones, Benedict Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Anthony Jen_UK
dc.description.abstractIndividuals who are more attractive are thought to show a greater preference for facial sexual dimorphism, potentially because individuals who perceive themselves as more physically attractive believe they will be better able to attract and/or retain sexually dimorphic partners. Evidence for this link is mixed, however, and recent research suggests the association between self-rated attractiveness and preferences for facial sexual dimorphism may not generalise to non-Western cultures. Here, we assess whether self-rated attractiveness and self-rated health predict facial sexual dimorphism preferences in a large and culturally diverse sample of 6907 women and 2851 men from 41 countries. We also investigated whether ecological factors, such as country health/development and inequality, might moderate this association. Our analyses found that men and women who rated themselves as more physically attractive reported stronger preferences for exaggerated sex-typical characteristics in other-sex faces. This finding suggests that associations between self-rated attractiveness and preferences for sexually dimorphic facial characteristics generalise to a culturally diverse sample and exist independently of country-level factors. We also found that country health/development moderated the effect of men’s self-rated attractiveness on femininity preferences, such that men from countries with high health/development showed a positive association between self-rated attractiveness and femininity preference, while men from countries with low health/development, showed the opposite trend.en_UK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationMarcinkowska UM, Jones BC & Lee AJ (2021) Self-rated attractiveness predicts preferences for sexually dimorphic facial characteristics in a culturally diverse sample. Scientific Reports.en_UK
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dc.titleSelf-rated attractiveness predicts preferences for sexually dimorphic facial characteristics in a culturally diverse sampleen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[2021 Marcinkowska Sci Rep.pdf] Until this work is published there will be an embargo on the full text of this work.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScientific Reportsen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcomingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Jagiellonian University Medical Collegeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMarcinkowska, Urzula M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJones, Benedict C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLee, Anthony J|0000-0001-8288-3393en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filename2021 Marcinkowska Sci Rep.pdfen_UK
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