Brit Teens Want to Look Good Much More Than the Desire for Good Grades

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Brit Teens Want to Look Good Much More Than the Desire for Good Grades
A new poll has revealed the frame of mind of Brit teens' who seem to value their appearance much more than good performance in academics.

The poll, commissioned by chemist chain Superdrug, showed that a quarter of the 3,000 nine to 15-year-olds in a poll said they believed good looks would get them further than good grades.

Over half also said they felt pressured to look perfect like celebrities such as Katie Price and Coleen Rooney.

But only one in four boys said the same thing - and 36 per cent of them said they wanted to do well in their exams so they could go on to have successful careers.

Girls spend double the amount of time getting ready for school each day - a minimum of 25 minutes compared to just 13 for boys.

"This research shows how important looking good is to today's teens, especially girls who are spending too much time worrying about the way they look," the Daily Express quoted Joanna Hutton of Superdrug as saying.

"Worries about hair and spots are in both boys' and girls' top 10s. Of the things that are keeping teens up at night, this is the one that we know we can help them with.

"Today's teens' top worries are those of a generation ago - getting rid of spotty skin, wanting to fit in and wanting to look good for their friends," she added.

Source: ANI

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