PLoS ONE • Vol/Iss. 10(6) • Public Library of Science • • Published In • Pages: 1-14 •
The relationship between tightness/looseness and political instability will exhibit a curvilinear relationship, such that very tight and very loose nations have worse outcomes relative to nations intermediate on tightness-looseness
Risk for political instability was found to be higher in both very tight and very loose nations. Additionally, relative to the linear model (F=.45, p=.51, R-Squared=.02), the quadratic model was a significant improvement (F-change=12.05, p=.002, R-Squared change=.29).
|Stepwise multiple regression||Supported||p=.005||R-Squared=.30||UNKNOWN|