New psychology findings suggest that attractive students earn higher grades in school, but for female students, this beauty premium disappears when classes are taught remotely.
For example, attractive people tend to earn more money and report higher life satisfaction than less attractive people.
Whereas discrimination on for instance gender is possible in the online setting also, as long as you have the names of students.”.
Notably, students in two of these cohorts had attended a portion of their classes remotely when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed instruction online.
The results next revealed that the switch to online instruction eliminated the beauty premium — but only for female students.
For non-quantitative courses, attractive female students saw a decline in their grades with remote instruction, while attractive male students continued to enjoy a beauty advantage.
According to the study author, these findings suggest that discrimination most likely explains the beauty premium for female students, who no longer had higher grades when classes turned remote. »