Social contact versus bodily contact: a qualitative difference between father and mother for the son's masculine identity

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 273-285
By Kitahara, Michio


Societies in which the mother and son sleep in the same bed and the father sleeps separately in the same hut will be more likely to have male circumcision; societies in which the mother and son sleep separately but in the same hut with the father will be less likely to have male circumsion (279).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testSupportedp<.024UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
CircumcisionDependentBody Alterations
Parent-child Sleeping ArrangementsIndependentSleeping, Infant Care