Effects of male power and status on polygyny, extramarital sex, and parental investment

The Human Voyage: Undergraduate Research in Biological Anthropology Vol/Iss. 2 Australian National University Press Published In Pages: 1-7
By Raj, Vrishica


The present research inquires into the effects, if any, that male status and power have on extramarital sex, parental investment, and polygyny. Using sexual selection theory, the hypothesis is that males in higher positions of power and status are more likely to engage in extramarital sexual activities and be in polygynous relationships was supported. There was no support for an association between male extramarital sex and parental investment.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Previously Coded To facilitate the present study's analysis, the researcher recoded pre-existing SCCS variables.

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