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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
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  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2022;6(1):1422.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1422

A Study on the Association between Physical Warmth and Social Warmth in High School Students of Taiwan

Lin M and Lin SC

Kang Chiao International School, New Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Internal Medicine, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

*Correspondance to: Shih-Chang Lin 

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Some evidence supported the hypothesis that the perception of physical warmth is associated with social warmth. In this study, we tested this hypothesis in the Chinese teenager population in Taiwan to evaluate whether cultural and age factors may influence this association. Participants were given to hold a cold drink (n=10) or a hot drink (n=12), and they then provided friendliness score on the scale of one (less friendliness) to five (more friendliness). It was found that the scores from participants holding a hot drink and from participants holding a cold drink were 3.42 and 2.5, respectively (p=0.072). The frequency of participants holding a hot drink who gave higher scores (equal to and greater than 3) was 83%, whereas 50% of participants holding a cold drink gave higher score (p=0.102). The results indicated that individuals holding a hot object tended to show more friendliness than individuals holding a cold object, albeit without statistical significance. Larger sample size may be needed to have clear conclusion on the connection between physical warmth and social warmth, and it is also likely that this connection may be influenced by other factors, such as culture, age with different social experience, and environmental warmth.



Cite the Article:

Lin M, Lin SC. A Study on the Association between Physical Warmth and Social Warmth in High School Students of Taiwan. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1422.

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