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A dissociation in judgements of confidence in people with dandruff based on self-reports compared to reports from other observers

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JournalInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science
DateAccepted/In press - 29 Mar 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 4 Apr 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Aug 2017
Issue number4
Volume39
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)457-464
Early online date4/04/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Objective: It is not clear how well evaluations made by other people correspond with self-evaluations of esteem or confidence. To address this question, we compared measurements of confidence in participants with and without dandruff. Methods: Participants with dandruff were significantly different from healthy control participants on a quality of life measure of scalp dermatitis, but not on self-evaluations of esteem or confidence. To determine whether there were differences in the evaluation of confidence by others, both groups of participants were videoed while they prepared for or gave a presentation in an interview scenario. Results: Raters, who were unfamiliar with the identities of the participants, evaluated confidence from the muted videos. In contrast to their self-evaluations, male participants with dandruff were rated as having lower confidence compared to participants who reported a healthy scalp. Conclusions: These findings reveal a difference between explicit and implicit measures of self-esteem in men compared to women with dandruff.

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    Research areas

  • confidence, dandruff, first impressions, hair treatment, self-esteem, skin structure

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