A glorious warrior in war: Cross-cultural evidence of honor culture, social rewards for warriors, and intergroup conflict

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Vol/Iss. 0(0) Sage Published In Pages: 1-15
By Nawata, Kengo


Research sampled 143 societies from the Standard Cross Cultural Sample to test the relationship between honor culture, social rewards for warriors, and intergroup conflicts. Using mediation analysis based on multiple regression, and structural equation modeling, the research supported the theory that honor culture was positively associated with intergroup conflict, and that this relationship was mediated by social rewards for warriors.


The research controlled for loyalty to community, loyalty within ethnic groups, political integration, social stratification, resource bases, community size, population density, and mean annual temperature.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)

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