Onstage and offstage sex: exploring a hypothesis

Cornell Journal of Social Relations Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 75-84
By Maxwell, Robert J.


"[We will] find invariable sanctions on premarital sexual activity associated with [rectangular and quadrangular] floor plans and no sanctions on sex associated with [circular floor plans]"


Assumption that circular houses are less likely to have internal walls and private rooms. Author claims Table IV supports hypothesis, but finding shown is opposite to that displayed in Table IV. Could be a typo.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresClaimed supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
House Floor Plans, ShapeIndependentDwellings
Permissiveness Of Premarital SexDependentPremarital Sex Relations