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A Gender and The Beauty Showed in Politician's Facial Appearance as an Element of Winning in the Election Process

정치인의 외모에 나타난 선거승리의 요인으로써 아름다움(美)과 성(性)

  • 박선영 (국제대학교 뷰티디자인계열)
  • Received : 2015.10.07
  • Accepted : 2016.02.20
  • Published : 2016.02.28

Abstract

There will be coming soon a sequence of the so-called election season in Korea. That is the 20th session of general elections and the 19th presidential election which are taking place one after another. When we talk about presidential candidate, we may realize that the choice were relied upon candidate's facial appearance and speech, voice, dress, and so on. One poll showed that capacity and policy were ranked high and figure and image were ranked next by asking "what is the most important factor when you vote for the president?" This study looked into the candidate's face of a newly elected public office through the election voting. I studied how the factors of sex and beauty may affect on the election results. I analyse survey of candidate's photo on the election leaflets. Analyzed result said that candidate's competency and trust have strong relations in the voting choice rather than beauty even if it is statistically significant. I also find that both beauty and competency are positively interrelated.

이제 우리나라는 이른바 선거의 계절이 연달아 돌아온다. 20대 총선과 19대 대선이 그것이다. 대선 후보 논의를 하다 보면 사람들이 후보의 생김새나 말투, 음성, 옷차림 등에도 적잖이 좌우됨을 깨닫게 된다. 한 설문결과를 보니 대통령을 뽑을 때 무엇을 가장 중요하게 보느냐라는 물음에 능력과 경력, 정책 등이 높은 순위였고, 그 상식적인 덕목을 바로 뒤따르는 게 인물과 이미지였다. 이 연구는 선거를 통한 공직후보 당선자의 얼굴을 연구하였다. 이 연구는 아름다움(美)과 성(性)별이 선거의 승리에 어떤 영향을 미치는지를 고찰하였다. 구체적으로는 선거유인물 상에 제시된 홍보사진을 이용한 설문조사를 분석하였다. 분석결과 비록 아름다움이라는 요소가 통계적으로는 유의미한 역할을 한다고 할지라도 이와 같은 아름다움이라는 요소 보다는 투표결정에 보다 강력한 관련을 갖는 것은 후보자에 대한 적격성 그리고 신뢰성 이라는 것을 파악할 수 있었다. 필자는 또한 아름다움과 적격성의 평가가 긍정적으로 서로 연관되어 있다는 사실을 발견하였다.

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