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Ingratiation, Attractiveness, and Interpretational Relation of Youths

1Faculty of Art, Hong Kong Institute of Technology, Hong Kong

Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2015, 3(1), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/rpbs-3-1-1
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Cite this paper:
Kwok Kuen Tsang. Ingratiation, Attractiveness, and Interpretational Relation of Youths. Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2015; 3(1):1-4. doi: 10.12691/rpbs-3-1-1.

Correspondence to: Kwok  Kuen Tsang, Faculty of Art, Hong Kong Institute of Technology, Hong Kong. Email:


The aim of the research is to understand the relationships between ingratiation, attractiveness, and interpersonal relation. To achieve the aim, the research interviews 109 Hong Kong youths by using the method of online questionnaire survey. The research findings first suggest that self-presentation, other enhancement, favor rendering, and modesty are the ingratiatory tactics among the youths, but self-presentation and favor rendering have significant impacts on interpersonal relation of the youths. Second, the findings show that attractiveness consists of two factors, which are social attraction and physical attraction. The physical attraction is positively related to interpersonal relation, but social attraction does not. However, the physical attraction does not determine the youths’ interpersonal relation because a regression analysis illustrates an insignificant effect of physical attraction to interpersonal relation. Accordingly, ingratiation may not necessarily increase one’s attractiveness and then interpersonal relation. Based on the findings, the research gives recommendations to improve the social life of the youths.



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