Title page for ETD etd-06092009-215555

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author St.Cyr, Kellie
Author's Email Address kelliest1217@gmail.com
URN etd-06092009-215555
Title Dance Dance Attribution: Exploring the Relationship between Dance and Attractiveness in Initial Perceptions
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Communication Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Loretta Pecchioni Committee Chair
Graham Bodie Committee Member
Renee Edwards Committee Member
  • dance
  • attractiveness
  • initial perceptions
  • first impressions
  • implicit personality
  • self-presentation
  • impression management
  • social dance
  • attractiveness stereotype
Date of Defense 2009-05-07
Availability unrestricted
The current study examines the relationship between attractiveness and dance. By viewing dance as a form of social competence and self-presentation, the study attempts to place dance, a previously understudied area within, the context of communication research. Through the lens of implicit personality theory and the attractiveness stereotype, the paper examines the effects of physical attractiveness on perceived dance ability as well as the effects of dance ability on physical, social, and task attractiveness.
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