Adolescents at play: a cross-cultural study of adolescent games

The Content of Culture: Constants and Variables HRAF Press New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 33-48
By Schlegel, Alice, Barry III, Herbert


This chapter investigates correlates of competitive adolescent games, focusing on societal and family characteristics as well as socialization variables and personality traits. Data suggest that games meant to encourage competitiveness will be more common for boys than for girls. Competitive games are also statistically associated with low societal and technological complexity, small and monogamous family organization, less physical contact and comfort in infant socialization, less integration in adult activities, and various personality traits.

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