Patterns of permissiveness among preliterate peoples

Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology Vol/Iss. 61 Published In Pages: 151-154
By Prothro, E. Terry

Hypothesis

Findings: A factor analysis of permissiveness yielded three unrelated factors. Factor 3 in the permissiveness factor analysis, "independence-anality" factor, loaded heavily and positively on anal socialization anxiety and age at independence socialization. This factor loads heavily and negatively on initial anal indulgence (152)

Test

Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Factor analysisSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Prothro, E. TerryFindings: A factor analysis of permissiveness yielded three unrelated factors. Factor 1, "aggression-hypochondria" loaded heavily and positively on sexual and aggression anxiety, anal and aggression illness explanations, and fear of human beings. This factor loaded heavily and negatively on initial indulgence for aggression (152)
Prothro, E. TerryFindings: A factor analysis of permissiveness yielded three unrelated factors. Factor 2 in the permissiveness factor analysis "orality-sexuality", loaded heavily and positively on oral and dependence explanations for illness and oral socialization anxiety. This factor loaded heavily and negatively on initial oral indulgence and sexual socialization anxiety (152)
Stewart, Robert A. C.Findings: A factor analysis of key dimensions to describe a given culture yielded 12 factors. Factor 4, "paternal authority", loaded highly and positively on household authority with father; high early aggression satisfaction potential; and patrilocal marital residence. Factor 4 loaded highly and negatively on desert grasses; matrilocal marital residence; Athabaskan linguistic affiliation; high anal socialization anxiety; modesty training six years or higher; and matrilineal kin group (58)
Minturn, Leigh"Homosexuality is more frequent and more accepted in societies with a low initial indulgence of sex in children and a high severity of sex training" (309)
Welch, Michael R.Mean levels of independence-related anxiety will be higher for males than for females (19).