Comparing explanations of polygyny

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Human Relations Area Files, Inc. New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 428-440
By Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R., Low, Bobbi S.


When controlling for pathogen stress and male mortality in war, fraternal interest groups will be positively associated with nonsororal polygyny


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regressionSupportedp=0.002UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Fraternal Interest GroupsIndependent variableSodalities
Nonsororal PolygynyDependent variablePolygamy