Resource stress predicts changes in religious belief and increases in sharing behavior

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 2020(31) Springer Published In Pages: 249-271
By Skoggard, Ian, Ember, Carol R., Pitek, Emily, Jackson, Joshua Conrad , Carolus, Christina


Resource stress will be directly positively associated with beyond-household sharing, controlling on high god beliefs involving weather.


Tested 8 models regarding food sharing or labor sharing. Controlling on belief in high gods' involvement with weather. With no control, resource stress is significant.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionPartially Supported (3 of 8 models)p-value range: 0.006<p<0.26b range: 0.19<b<0.29UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Resource StressIndependentDisasters
Beyond-Household Sharing DependentGift Giving, Labor And Leisure, Mutual Aid