Ecological and psychosocial correlates of male homosexuality: a cross-cultural investigation

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Vol/Iss. 29 Published In Pages: 387-401
By Barber, Nigel


Societies where ancestral hunting and gathering is the predominant subsistence mode will be negatively associated with the frequency of homosexuality (389).


The frequency of homosexuality increased as the proportion of gathering in the subsistence economy declined. Type of agriculture was the strongest predictor of homosexuality.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
logistic regressionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Frequency Of HomosexualityDependentHomosexuality
Mode Of SubsistenceIndependentFood Quest, Annual Cycle, Diet