Paternal confidence and paternal investment: a cross cultural test of a sociobiological hypothesis

Ethnology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 301-309
By Gaulin, Steven J.C., Schlegel, Alice


Man's preference to invest in his sisters' children rather than his wives' is positively associated with low paternal confidence (302).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Male Investment In OffspringDependentFamily Relationships, Child Care
Paternal ConfidenceIndependentExtramarital Sex Relations