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Facial profile preferences, self-awareness and perception among a sample of university students

Facial profile preferences, self-awareness and perception among a sample of university students

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Title: Facial profile preferences, self-awareness and perception among a sample of university students
Author: Abuaffan, Amal H.
Abstract: Background: The face is thought to be an important feature in the determination of human physical attractiveness. Individuals with attractive faces tending to be more socially flourishingand friendly in the community. Objectives: A cross sectional study to assess facial profile preference and self awareness in a sample of Sudanese university students and its correlation between genders. Material and methods: Total sample of 358 Sudanese students (179 Males and 179 Females), facial profile photographs were taken from each student. To assess differences in facial profile perception, students were asked to rank the profiles using seven different facial profile silhouette for each gender on a series from most to least attractive. Awareness of the facial appearance on a profile view was evaluated using questionnaires fulfilled by the students. Results: The straight facial profile was evident to be extremely attractive by both males (30.7%) and females (37.4%), retruded maxilla followed by a similar result amongst females (37.4%). The least attractive profiles were the protrusive maxilla (28.5%) and the bimaxillary protrusion (33.5%) for the male and the female profiles, respectively. A higher percentage of females (71.5%) were aware of their facial profile than male participants (51.4%). A statistically significant difference was found between gender and both facial profile perception and self-awareness (p value ≤0.05). Conclusion: Straight facial profile was chosen to be the most attractive facial profile among both genders. Most of the students correctly perceived their facial profile; thus a strong correlation was found between facial profile preference and self awareness as well as gender.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/21245


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