論文

査読有り
2012年1月

Homogamy and imprinting-like effect on mate choice preference for body height in the current Japanese population

ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • Motohide Seki
  • ,
  • Yasuo Ihara
  • ,
  • Kenichi Aoki

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開始ページ
28
終了ページ
35
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.3109/03014460.2011.635695
出版者・発行元
INFORMA HEALTHCARE

Background: Homogamy for body height has been repeatedly documented in Western societies. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanism is unclear and the reasons for its apparent absence in non-Western societies remain unexplained.
Aim: This study investigates spousal correlation and mate preference for height in the Japanese population.
Subjects and methods: This study analyses self-reported data on the height of individuals, their parents and their ideal marriage partners, collected by a series of questionnaires on university students.
Results: In contrast to a previous study, this study found a significant positive correlation between the heights of Japanese spouses, after controlling for age. It also found a positive correlation between the heights of subjects and of their ideal partners, suggesting that an individual's self-referent preference may contribute to the observed homogamy for height. However, a subject's preference is also influenced by the height of his/her opposite-sex-but not same-sex-parent, where this effect is more prominent in male subjects.
Conclusion: This study shows that homogamy for body height is present in the current Japanese population and that it may in part result from an individual's preference. It also indicates a possible role of a sexual imprinting-like mechanism in human mate choice.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 16

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3109/03014460.2011.635695
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22136396
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000298056200004&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.3109/03014460.2011.635695
  • ISSN : 0301-4460
  • PubMed ID : 22136396
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000298056200004

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