An optimal scaling of murdock's theories of illness data--an approach to the problem of interdependence
Cross-Cultural Research • Vol/Iss. 22 • Published In • Pages: 161-179 •
By Moore, Carmella Caracci
Theories of illness causation are regionally distributed (161).
African and Circum-Mediterranean societies are more likely to believe in witchcraft, infection, spirit aggression, accident, sorcery, and stress while societies in the rest of the world are more likely to believe in ominous sensation, fate, organic deterioration, contagion, and soul loss.
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Theory Of Illness||Dependent||Theory Of Disease|