Tightness-looseness across the 50 united states

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol/Iss. 111 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C Published In Pages: 7990-7995
By Harrington, Jesse R., Gelfand, Michele J.


Authors contend that many of the differences across the 50 states can be attributed to the degree to which social entities are "tight" (have many strongly enforced rules and little tolerance to deviance) or "loose" (have few strongly enforced rules and greater tolerance for deviance). Significant correlations were found between many state characteristics and tightness-looseness.

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