Bride theft and raiding for wives in cross-cultural perspective

Anthropological Quarterly Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 238-252
By Ayres, Barbara


"Table VI shows that there is no relationship between bride theft and norms of premarital sexual behavior. A high valuatin of virginity then, cannot be considered as a causal factor of any general importance" (244)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Bride TheftDependentMode Of Marriage
Norms Of Premarital Sexual BehaviorIndependentPremarital Sex Relations