A cross-cultural test of Nancy Jay's theory about women, sacrificial blood and religious participation

Journal of International Women's Studies Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 54-72
By Fink, Virginia S.


Patrilineality and male inheritance will be negatively associated with women's participation in religious rituals (54, 60).


Four other variables were included in this model.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bivariate logistic regressionSupportedModel sig. at .02 levelUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Male InheritanceIndependentInheritance, Gender Status
PatrilinealityIndependentRule Of Descent
Women's Role In Religious RitualDependentGender Status, Ritual