Dependence nurturance and monotheism: a cross-cultural study
The Journal of Social Psychology • Vol/Iss. 84(2) • Routledge • • Published In • Pages: 175-181 •
By Terry, Roger L.
Monotheism and distance between married sons and their parents will be directly related on a societal level. "Societies that prescribe that married sons live close to their parents were hypothesized not to evidence monotheism, whereas societies that prescribe that married sons live far from their parents were hypothesized to be monothestic (p.176)."
Chi-square analysis did not find a significant relationship between monotheism and the distance between married sons and their parents. A subsequent analysis "revealed a strong, inverse relationship in those societies for which dreaming is important...chi-square=6.21; df=1; p <0.02. (There was no significant overall relationship between monotheism and importance of dreaming.) In these societies monotheism tends to be present when married sons live close to their parents and absent when the married sons move away from their parents (p.179)."
|Chi-square||Not Supported||Not significant (no p-value given)||Not provided||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Monotheism||Dependent||Spirits And Gods|
|Settlement Pattern||Control||Settlement Patterns|
|Social Stratification||Control||Classes, Social Stratification|
|Subsistence Economy||Control||Annual Cycle, Diet, Production And Supply|
|Married sons residential proximity to parents||Independent||Residence|
|Cultural importance of dreams for influencing deities||Independent||Revelation And Divination|