Height Questionnaire

| May 14, 2015
Height Questionnaire
Size matters!
In our society, being tall is a feature that has many advantages, especially for men. Taller men are healthier, better educated and
even have prettier girlfriends than shorter men do (Feingold 1982; Hensley, 1993; Silventoinen et al., 1999). Taller men also
typically occupy higher status jobs, climb
the hierarchy within organizations faster (Judge & Cable, 2004; Loh, 1993), and are more likely to hold a position of authority as a
manager or supervisor (Gawley et al., 2009). These advantages are also present in social perception. Taller people are perceived as
having higher status (Lindeman & Sundvik, 1994) and as
being more likely to be in a leadership position (Blaker et al., 2013). When people use nonverbal status cues to convey social
dominance, they are perceived by others as being taller (Marsh et al., 2009). Men tend to overestimate their height (Bogaert &
McCreary, 2011), which demonstrates that people know about these advantages and strive to be perceived as being tall. This project
aims to examine whether (relatively) short stature influences interpersonal behavior and perception.
Research projects:
– Developing a body-image like scale for self-perception of height; students will conduct a test-retest of the scale (two survey
measurements with the same participants; online)
This scale is called the Height Questionnaire.
– Front Page
– Abstract
– Introduction (Previous research on height (self) perception, body image (and any other topics that can be related to the importance
of the height questionnaire) and introducing the importance of the height questionnaire and why it was made) There is room for
creativity here.
– Method (With a participants, materials and procedure section)
Data will be provided
– Results with Cronbach’s Alpha, factor analysis and (test-retest) reliability of the height questionnaire
– Discussion a lot of room for creativity and relevance to previous research and the current one.
Right now the research is still ongoing and the 2nd measurement is still incomplete so the reliability can’t be measured yet. But the
introduction and sections of the method can be made
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