A cross-cultural study of dissociational states
The Ohio State University Research Foundation • Columbus, Ohio • Published In • Pages: i-303 •
By Bourguignon, Erika
"Institutionalized forms of dissociational states are found in all parts of the world...belief in possession by spirits, whether or not expressed in dissociation, while also widespread, is somewhat less prominent"(39).
This is a descriptive generalization, made from analysis of a frequency table and descriptive statistics. Additionally, the authors note that the distribution of Trance Types shows each region of the world to have its own ranking of types (43). Possession Types has a more unequal distribution (43). "These observations suggest the possible significance of diffusion for the existing distributions"(43).