War, sports, and aggression: an empirical test of two rival theories

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 75 Published In Pages: 64-86
By Sipes, Richard G.


"Culture Pattern Model: A direct synchronic relationship between war and combative sports will be found, with more warlike societies more likely to have these sports and less warlike societies less likely to have them" (67)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi coefficientSupportedp<.005.60UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Combative SportsUNKNOWNGames, Athletic Sports
WarfareUNKNOWNIngroup Antagonisms, Instigation Of War