Pain, fear, and circumcision in boys' adolescent initiation ceremonies

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 2017 Sage Published In Pages: 1-29
By Schlegel, Alice, Barry III, Herbert


Harsh male initiation ceremonies will be associated with exogamy


Societies with harsh rituals differ significantly from societies with no or mild rituals, but the strongest contrast is between societies with general operations and societies with no or mild rituals (20).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple linear chi-squares (4)Supportedp < .05 for all chi-squaresUNKNOWNUNKNOWN