The relationship between use of alcohol and thematic content of folktales in primitive societies

The General Inquirer Vol/Iss. n.a. M.I.T. Press Cambridge Published In Pages: 569-588
By Kalin, Rudolph, Davis, William N., McClelland, David C.


The thematic tag "hunting" will be correlated with drinking, that is,"in societies with heavy drinking, themes of hunting are prominent in folktales" (582)


The thematic tag "aggressive implement" could be used in an aggressive or hunting context, and the relationship with this tag and drinking may be related to the present hypothesis. "Aggressive implement" was marginally correlated with drinking (r=.3, p<.1)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
CorrelationSupportedp<.01r= .47Two-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
DrinkingDependentAlcoholic Beverages
Hunting (folktale Themes)IndependentHunting And Trapping, Literary Texts, Texts