A cross-cultural study of folk-tale content and drinking

The Drinking Man Free Press New York Published In Pages: 48-72
By McClelland, David C., Davis, William , Wanner, Eric, Kalin, Rudolf


"Low male solidarity, non-lineal descent (i.e., bilateral descent), and lack of a jurisdictional hierarchy at the [extra] local level [indicators of low structural differentiation] are all related to each other and to drinking" (64)


All three independent variables are significantly and positively related to drinking. Low hierarchy is correlated with low male solidarity and non-lineal descent, which are not independently correlated.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson’s product-moment correlationSupportedp<.10UNKNOWNTwo-tailed