The relationship of certain group-oriented and individualistically oriented child-rearing dimensions to cultural complexity in a cross-cultural sample

Genetic Psychology Monographs Vol/Iss. 108 Published In Pages: 3-20
By Zern, David


Pressure to conform (to obey, nurture, or be responsible) will be positively correlated with cultural complexity, and pressure to function independently (to achieve, be self-reliant and independent) will be negatively correlated (p.15-6).


10 variables represented cultural complexity; 30 represented child-rearing. 58% of correlations were in the predicted direction, though not many were significant.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.005UNKNOWNTwo-tailed