Dating and Perspectives of Attractiveness amongst Hangzhou Dianzi University Students

By Ashley A. Yu.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: April 30, 2014 $US5.00

The People’s Republic of China has grown tremendously as a country along with its economy. Yet some may be surprised to learn that the industries of dating, marriage, and beauty are growing as well. The purpose of this study is to find what university students find attractive, what influences these opinions, and if these things affect their dating habits. Through random sampling, 578 students (N = 578) from Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) were surveyed regarding what students find attractive, what influences their perspectives of attractiveness, and how these things relate to dating. This research concludes that personality and career are two factors that influence perspectives of attractiveness most amongst students at HDU. Other findings show a lack of correlation between certain factors and dating.

Keywords: Attractiveness, China, Dating, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Influence, Perspective, University Student

Global Studies Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1, May 2014, pp.25-51. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 30, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.062MB)).

Ashley A. Yu

Lecturer, International Department, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Ms. Yu earned her B.A. in peace and conflict studies with a concentration in human rights at the University of California, Berkeley. She then earned her M.A. in international studies with a concentration in international business at Concordia University, Irvine while teaching English at Hangzhou Dianzi University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. She is currently a lecturer in English and inter-cultural cmmunication at HDU, and hopes to someday work with nonprofit organizations that promote human rights.


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