Illegitimacy and social structures: cross-cultural perspectives on nonmarital birth

Bergin & Garvey Westport, CT Published In Pages: ??
By Hendrix, Lewellyn


Sanctions regarding illegitimacy are associated with parent-child closeness (124).


No significant relationships are found. However, father-infant proximity is insignificantly negatively associated with illegitimacy sanctions (gamma = -0.28), and father-child proximity and general affection towards children are insignificantly positively associated with illegitimacy sanctions.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Goodman & Kruskal's GammaNot Supportedp > 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Father-infant ProximityIndependentNONE
Illegitimacy SanctionsDependentNONE
Father-Child ProximityIndependentNONE
Affection Toward ChildrenIndependentNONE