A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 65 American Anthropological Association Published In Pages: 837-853
By Brown, Judith K.


The presence of female initiation rites will be associated with societies in which girls stay in the domestic unit with their mothers 50% or more (matrilocal or bilocal societies)


Chi-square is applied to the whole table, not just to the contrast between matrilocal and bilocal vs. other


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi-squareSupportedp < .001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Female Initiation RitesDependentPuberty And Initiation
Matrilocal ResidenceIndependentResidence
Bilocal ResidenceIndependentResidence