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J Soc Psychol. 2009 Feb;149(1):116-8. doi: 10.3200/SOCP.149.1.116-118.

Effects of a sexy appearance on perceived competence of women.

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Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN 56258, USA.

Abstract

The present study replicates P. Glick, S. Larsen, C. Johnson, and H. Branstiter's (2005) previous research showing that a sexy appearance may be detrimental to women in high-status jobs. The authors used a larger sample and different stimulus materials and evaluation measures. As in the original experiment, participants rated sexually and professionally dressed women in both low- and high-status positions on perceived ability. The results were consistent with the original study and showed that high-status, sexually dressed women receive lower ratings in competence.

PMID:
19245051
DOI:
10.3200/SOCP.149.1.116-118
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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