Was the Duchess of Windsor right?: A cross-cultural review of the socioecology of ideals of female body shape

Ethology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 13(3) Elsevier Published In Pages: 197-227
By Anderson, Judith L., Crawford, Charles B., Nadeau, Joanne, Lindberg, Tracy


Cultures with weak fraternal interest groups (FIGs) should have a slender standard of beauty, those with strong FIGs should have a relatively fat standard of beauty (206).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman Correlation TestNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Fraternal Interest Group StrengthIndependentSodalities
Ideal Female Body TypeDependentSexual Stimulation