Toward a Unified Theory of Ancestor Worship: A Cross-Cultural Study

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 54(2) Oxford University Press Published In Pages: 427-440
By Sheils, Dean


There will be an association between conjugal formation and ancestor worship. Societies with more complex conjugal formation will be more likely to practice ancestor worship.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
SupportedSupportedp = .05C = .48UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ancestor WorshipDependentCult Of The Dead
Conjugal FormationIndependentHousehold, Lineages