Work in traditional and modern society

Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ Published In Pages: 134
By Udy, Stanley H., Jr.


". . . social development results in increasingly less efficient forms . . . of authority structure" (51)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Efficiency Of Authority StructureUNKNOWNLabor
Social ComplexityUNKNOWNSociocultural Trends

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Apple, Dorrian"For societies in which the relationships of grandchildren are the same with both sets of grandparents, . . . when the grandparental generation continues to exercise considerable authority over the parental generation after the grandchildren are born, the relation of the grandchildren to the grandparents will not be one of friendly equality . . . ; when there is no such authority, there will be friendly equality" (657)
Apple, Dorrian"If the grandchildren's relation with one set of grandparents has less friendly equality than with the other, the former grandparents will be those related to the grandchildren through the parent who possesses (or whose lineage member possesses) more household authority in the nuclear family" (657)
Sweetser, Dorrian Apple"The role of the mother's brother toward [ego] ought to vary with that of the mother's brother toward the mother. Assuming that the mother is to some degree superior to the boy, then if the mother's brother has some authority over the boy, one would expect him to have some authority over the mother. If he has none over the son, being close and indulgent, he should have no authority over the mother" (292)
Coltrane, ScottIn a multiple regression, paternal nurturance will predict female public role in decision making and access to shared positions of authority (1084).
Udy, Stanley H., Jr.Production determined organizations possess the exact number of authority levels required by the technology. Socially determined organizations possess more levels of authority than technologically necessary, and hence are inefficient (49)