Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 168
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-29

Evaluate the influence of panel composition on facial attractiveness

1 Corps Dental Unit, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Bareilly, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, IDS, Bareilly, India
3 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajkumar Maurya
Corps Dental Unit, S I Lines, Bhopal 462001
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.146361

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: The study was conducted to evaluate the influence of professional background, age and gender, of panel members on their evaluation of the facial attractiveness of adolescents. Materials and Methods: A panel of 20 adult laymen 20 professionals (orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeons) evaluated photographic sets (one frontal and one lateral view) of 170 adolescents (76 boys and 94 girls) on a visual analogue scale (VAS) in relation to a reference set of photographs. The effects of the characteristics of the panel members on the VAS scores for boys and girls separately, as well as their interactions, were evaluated by multilevel models. Statistical Analysis: The influence of professional background, age and gender on the VAS scores for the boys and the girls separately and their possible interactions were tested within the framework of multilevel models. Student's t-test for equality of means and Levene's test for equality of variances were performed. Conclusion: The multilevel model and first-order interactions revealed that laymen rated adolescents as more attractive than professionals. Male laymen rated the boys and girls significant more attractive than male professionals. Young laymen rated boys and girls significantly more attractive than young professionals. Young laymen rated girls significantly more attractive than old laymen.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded227    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal