Some correlates of beliefs in the malevolence and benevolence of supernatural beings: a cross societal study

Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology Vol/Iss. 58 Published In Pages: 162-169
By Lambert, William W., Triandis, Leigh Minturn, Wolf, Margery


"Societies with predominantly aggressive deities and with high pain in the treatment of infants have capricious gods; societies with . . . benevolent deities and with low pain in infant treatment lack capricious gods" (167)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedp<.005UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Deity Benevolent Or AggressiveUNKNOWNSpirits And Gods
Pain In Treatment Of InfantsUNKNOWNInfant Care