Aloofness and intimacy of husbands and wives: a cross-cultural study

Ethos Vol/Iss. 3 Published In Pages: 183-207
By Whiting, John W.M., Whiting, Beatrice Blyth


"[Most of the] . . . societies in which a husband and wife have separate bedrooms are situated in tropical climates where heating is not a problem. . . . [Societies where settlements are permanent rather than nomadic or seminomadic tend to have separate bedrooms for husband and wife]" (190, 191)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
phi, comparison of raw scoresSupportedp<.001.27UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Husband And Wife Rooming ArrangementsDependentSleeping, Household
Permanency Of ResidenceIndependentSettlement Patterns