A cross-cultural study of dissociational states

The Ohio State University Research Foundation Columbus, Ohio Published In Pages: i-303
By Bourguignon, Erika


Each trance type will be associated with a particular profile of societal characteristics, and will predominate in one (and to a lesser extent in a second) of the six major ethnographic regions (46).


Trance Type 1 generally indicates least complexity and Type 3 the most. Notably, "the characteristics of the Type profile and the regional profile tend to coincide"(46). Trance Type 1 predominates in North America, and, to a lesser extent, in South America. Type 3 predominates in Sub-Saharan Africa, and, to a lesser extent, in the Circum-Mediterranean. Type 2 is intermediary, and can be found in East Eurasia and the Insular Pacific.(46)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple chi-squares, frequency tables, and contingenciesSupportedmultiple p-valuesUNKNOWNUNKNOWN

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