Cross-cultural patterns in the training of children: an evolutionary perspective

Journal of Comparative Psychology Vol/Iss. 103 Published In Pages: 311-319
By Low, Bobbi S.


More stratification will be positively associated with males' training to be industrious, and obedient and females' training to be sexually restrained and obedient. Stratification will be negatively associated with males and females' training to be self-reliant (p. 312).


Various p values recorded for different traits.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWNrho for males: industrious = .27, obedient = .19, self-reliant -.37; rho for females: sexually restrained = .33, obedient = .22, self-reliant = -.32UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Child TrainingDependentSocialization
GenderIndependentEthics, Gender Roles And Issues, Gender Status, Transmission Of Cultural Norms