The couvade: a psychological analysis
Ethos • Vol/Iss. 1 • Published In • Pages: 30-74 •
By Munroe, Robert L., Munroe, Ruth H., Whiting, John W.M.
"The prediction . . . was that the couvade would be found in association with mother-infant sleeping arrangements, and/or matri-residence. . . . Relatively low male salience, as experienced by male children in societies characterized by a form of matri-residence [or] . . . in the presence of exclusive mother-infant sleeping arrangements . . . might lead to cross-sex identity and to a particular projective system outcome--the couvade" (40, 39)
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Couvade Observances||Dependent||Postnatal Care|
|Frequency Of Exclusive Mother-infant Sleeping Arrangement||Independent||Infant Care|
|Frequency Of Matri-residence||Independent||Residence|