Evolution of initiation rites during the Austronesian dispersal

Science Progress Vol/Iss. 104(3) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 1-16
By Bentley, R. Alexander , Moritz, William R. , Ruck, Damian J. , O'Brien, Michael J.


Ancestral initiation rites will be associated with post-marital residence systems for Austronesian societies.


Hypothesis was tested and supported in Eastern societies (p<.03, chi-squared=13.77), but not supported in Western societies (p=.57, chi-squared= 2.96).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squaredPartially supportedp=.084UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Initiation RitesAssociationPuberty And Initiation
Marital ResidenceAssociationResidence