Features of the Impact of Self-Assessments of the Face on the Emotional Component



The purpose of the study is to determine the hierarchy of the intensity of the impact of the totality of factors (self-assessments of the face, satisfaction, concern about the appearance) on the subjective well-being of the person and its components. At the first stage, the intensity of the impact of concern, satisfaction with the appearance on the self-esteem of the face were determined. The second stage tested the hypothesis of the hierarchical intensity of the effect of three predictors on the subjective assessment of well-being. The study involved 188 people (~35% male and ~65% female) aged 18 to 45 years (M = 26.6), The distribution of study participants by individual self-assessment levels is as follows: ~ 32% have a low and below average level; 34.6% — average level; 33.5% are distinguished by a high and above average level of assessment of their face (c2 = 166.435 at p = 0.000).Methods used: 1. Questionnaire “Self-assessment of appearance,” developed by V.A. Labunskaya. 2. The scale “Subjective well-being” in the adaptation of V.M. Sokolova. 3. Questionnaire “Attitude to its appearance: satisfaction and concern,” developed by E.V. Kapitanova, V.A. Labunskaya. Mathematical procedures: c2, Kraskel-Wallace criteria, Mann-Whitney U, linear and step-by-step regression analysis (IBM SPPS Statistical 23.0).Results of the study: a combination of predictors (satisfaction, concern about the appearance, self-esteem of the face) has a significant but insufficiently intense effect on subjective well-being; face self-esteem affects the most intensely; the expression of satisfaction with the appearance affects only certain components of subjective well-being; concern about the appearance does not affect both the integral subjective assessment of well-being and the assessments of its components.

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Keywords: self-esteem, face, appearance, satisfaction, concern, subjective well-being, hierarchy, impact

Journal rubric: Face Science

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2022150302

Funding. The research was conducted with the financial support from Russian Scientific Foundation (project № 22-28-01641) «Determinants of the impact of assessmentsof appearance on interpersonal relationships and subjective well-being».

Received: 07.07.2022


For citation: Labunskaya V.A. Features of the Impact of Self-Assessments of the Face on the Emotional Component. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2022. Vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 17–30. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2022150302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Vera A. Labunskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Social Psychology of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy, Southern Federal University, Scientific director of the scientific and educational laboratory "Social psychology of appearance" APP SFU. Deputy Chairman of the Dissertation Council at the SFU., Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8901-8773, e-mail: vlab@aaanet.ru



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