Individual Mate Choice in an Arranged Marriage Context: Evidence from the Standard Cross-cultural Sample

Evolutionary Psychological Science Vol/Iss. 3(3) Springer Published In Pages: 193-200
By Apostolou, Menelaos


Subsistence type and marriage type will affect attitudes towards rape; this relationship will differ between societies where arranged marriages are prevalent and societies where it is not (p.195)."


Rape was strongly disapproved of in about 46% of societies, and accepted or ignored in about 23% (similar figures for arranged marriage societies) (p.198). "There was only one significant odds ratio which indicated that agropastoral, as opposed to foraging societies, were 14.1 times more likely to classify as 'Strongly disapproved' than as 'Accepted/Ignored' (p.198)."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multinomial logistic regressionPartialMarriage type not significant, Subsistence type p=0.051UNKNOWNUNKNOWN