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  1. "Among those societies in which parents are the primary agents of socialization, cognatic and double-descent societies should give greater emphasis to female deities than should purely unilineal societies" (48).Carroll, Michael P. - The sex of our gods, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This study tests several hypothesis about predictors of male or female gods. Results suggest a relationship between relative emphasis on female deities and rule of descent.

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  2. "Societies characterized by the presence of an organization that tries to coordinate politically autonomous subgroups should give greater relative emphasis to male deities than other societies" (42).Carroll, Michael P. - The sex of our gods, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This study tests several hypothesis about predictors of male or female gods. Results suggest a relationship between relative emphasis on female deities and rule of descent.

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  3. "The more the father acts as the parental disciplinarian in a society, the more likely is that society to emphasize male deities" (44).Carroll, Michael P. - The sex of our gods, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This study tests several hypothesis about predictors of male or female gods. Results suggest a relationship between relative emphasis on female deities and rule of descent.

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  4. "The more the young males in a society are disciplined by males, the more likely is that society to emphasize male deities" (45).Carroll, Michael P. - The sex of our gods, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This study tests several hypothesis about predictors of male or female gods. Results suggest a relationship between relative emphasis on female deities and rule of descent.

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  5. Women in societies with higher female status will be less likely to prefer partners with resources and more likely to prefer physically attractive partners than women in societies with lower female status (68).Moore, Fhionna R. - Female status predicts female mate preferences across nonindustrial societies, 2007 - 3 Variables

    The effect of female status on women's mate preference in a sample of nonindustrial societies is examined.

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  6. Gossip will be invoked most often in societies with patrilineal descent (92).Jankowiak, William - Managing infidelity: a cross-cultural perspective, 2002 - 2 Variables

    This study focuses on spousal responses to extramarital affairs cross-culturally. Results suggest that men and women are equally concerned with the sexual activities of their spouses, however, tactics used in response to infidelity vary by gender. Results also show a relationship between social complexity and responses to infidelity.

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  7. Descent (matrilineal, other, patrilineal) will be negatively associated with female status (381)Pearson, Jr., Willie - Divorce and the status of women, 1979 - 2 Variables

    This paper reports on a cross-cultural test of the theory that higher status of women causes higher divorce rates. This theory has typically been expressed in terms of variations in family authority or in terms of women's economic opportunities (375).

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  8. [Descent is related] ". . . to stratification. . . . Matrilineal systems tend to have hereditary, rather than complex stratification to a greater degree than . . . patrilineal and bilateral systems" (698)Aberle, David F. - Matrilineal descent in cross-cultural perspective, 1961 - 2 Variables

    This chapter explores and tests some propositions about matrilineal societies. Supplementary to that discussion, the author also explores the problems of method associated with the use of coded data on large samples of cultures.

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  9. Matrilineal kinship is positively associated with ceremonial praying (269)Barry III, Herbert - Customs associated with premarital sexual freedom in 143 societies, 2007 - 2 Variables

    Using a multiple regression model, this article looks at seven customs that are associated with a high degree of premarital sexual freedom of adolescents. Each of the customs is shown to have an independently statistically significant association with premarital sexual freedom.

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  10. Matrilineal societies will be more likely to believe in ancestral spirits (156).Somersan, Semra - Death symbolism in matrilineal societies, 1984 - 2 Variables

    This study focuses on death symbolism in relation to matrilineal descent. Findings suggest that matrilineal societies are more likely than patrilineal or bilateral societies to believe in ancestral spirits, reincarnation, and a quality of afterlife unconditioned on individual’s behavior.

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