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Higher salary for good looking, brainy people: study

Higher salary for good looking, brainy people: study
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First Published: Fri, May 22 2009. 05 15 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 22 2009. 05 15 PM IST
New Delhi: At a time when people are concerned about the uncertainty in the job market, a study has revealed that being good looking and intelligent can fetch a higher salary and reduce financial stress.
According to research findings of a study in the May issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, looks, brains and personality are all important for enhancing income and reducing financial stress.
The study investigated that the core self-evaluations and educational attainment are mediating mechanisms for the influence of physical attractiveness, intelligence on income and financial strain.
“This study finds that, even accounting for intelligence, one’s income prospects are enhanced by being good-looking. Education and core self-evaluations are key factors linking attractiveness and intelligence to income,” the research paper, authored by University of Florida professor Timothy Judge, stated.
The study, in the Journal published by the American Psychological Association, also pointed out that people who are attractive do think more highly of their worth and capabilities which results in higher earnings and less financial stress.
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First Published: Fri, May 22 2009. 05 15 PM IST