Unattractive People More Likely To Keep Wearing Masks, Study Finds

  • A report comprised of three studies showed that people who thought they were less attractive were more likely to wear masks.
  • The report was derived from three studies conducted by the Department of Psychology and Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University in South Korea.
  • The first two studies found that people who thought they were good-looking were less willing to wear a mask; they were less likely to believe that mask-wearing made them look better. The third study found that their belief was stronger in situations where they needed to deliver a favorable impression.
  • “Research shows that individuals who perceive themselves as more (vs. less) attractive possess more socially desirable attributes … have higher self-esteem … and enjoy better mental and physical health,” the study stated.