Identifier

etd-06092009-215555

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

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.

Date

2009

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Loretta Pecchioni

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Communication Commons

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