The cultural contribution to jealousy: cross-cultural aggression in sexual jealousy situations

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 24 Published In Pages: 51-7
By Hupka, Ralph B., Ryan, James M.


The level of sexual jealousy will be positively associated with "social structures or cultural customs that (a) require pair-bonding for economic survival, companionship, and recognition of the individual as a competent adult member of the society; (b) stress the need for personal descendants; (c) emphasize private ownership of property; and (d) restrict nonmarital and extramarital sexual intercourse" (54).


Results were only significant for males.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNTwo-tailed