tends to influence impressions in all other areas. In the case of education, this led a researcher to the awkward hypothesis that teachors tend to favor students they find attractive.
Looking at data from the 1969 National Child Development Study 1969, which gathered data on 9,233 students in the UK (at age 11), the author of this study was able to confirm that teacher rated score in different areas of learning (general knowledge, numbers, books and oral ability) were higher for children perceived as attravtive.
The gaps were considerable (23.6%), but maybe due to a negative halo effect, seeing as 81% of the students were rated as "attractive" by their teachers. Moreover, the latter proved to be more likely to judge "unattractive" student behavior negatively--and twice as likely to say that a child has outstanding ability if they perceived him/her as attractive.
This study thus helps substantiate Kakim (2012)' concept of "erotic capital."
Source: Hansen et alia (2016)