Games in culture revisited: a replication and extension of roberts, arth, and bush (1959)

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 32 Published In Pages: 185-206
By Chick, Garry


This study replicates the study of games conducted by Roberts, Arth and Bush (1959) using new data. Findings support the results of the original study, suggesting that games of strategy are related to social complexity and games of chance are related to games of physical skill.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
HRAF Collection of Ethnography (paper/fiche)Researchers Own cultures in SCCS that overlapped with HRAF were coded to assess the reliability of EA codes
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other Researchers

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