A cross-cultural test of the proximity hypothesis

Behavior Science Notes Vol/Iss. 7 Published In Pages: 243-263
By Witkowski, Stanley


"The residential proximity hypothesis suggests that institutionalized avoidance practices should be more likely to occur when the avoiding parties are living in the same household than when they are just living in the same community." [Mother-in-law/son-in-law avoidance increases with the degree of household co-residence] (249)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaNot Supportedabove .10-.05UNKNOWN