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  1. Communities composed of smaller families, as opposed to larger families, will have elected (formal or informal) leadership.Bondarenko, Dmitri - Family Size and Community Organization: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    The study examines the relationship between communal democracy and family size. The results indicate a weak significant negative correlation between communal leadership and family size. Even though the researchers suggest that the known curvilinear relationship between the variables could challenge this finding, further tests indicate that there are grounds for maintaining that family size has some independent influence on the existence of communal democracy.

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  2. Among state societies, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.Bondarenko, Dmitri M. - Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democr..., 2004 - 2 Variables

    Controlling for community type, the researchers examine a potential relationship between family size (nuclear vs. extended) and communal leadership (hereditary vs. elected) in an effort to suggest potential predictors of hierarchical structures in societies. They claim support for their hypothesis that societies with nuclear families will be more likely to have democratic communal leadership, across four different community types.

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  3. Among societies with small mean community sizes, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.Bondarenko, Dmitri M. - Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democr..., 2004 - 2 Variables

    Controlling for community type, the researchers examine a potential relationship between family size (nuclear vs. extended) and communal leadership (hereditary vs. elected) in an effort to suggest potential predictors of hierarchical structures in societies. They claim support for their hypothesis that societies with nuclear families will be more likely to have democratic communal leadership, across four different community types.

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  4. Among societies with medium mean community sizes, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.Bondarenko, Dmitri M. - Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democr..., 2004 - 2 Variables

    Controlling for community type, the researchers examine a potential relationship between family size (nuclear vs. extended) and communal leadership (hereditary vs. elected) in an effort to suggest potential predictors of hierarchical structures in societies. They claim support for their hypothesis that societies with nuclear families will be more likely to have democratic communal leadership, across four different community types.

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  5. Among complex town/city societies, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.Bondarenko, Dmitri M. - Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democr..., 2004 - 2 Variables

    Controlling for community type, the researchers examine a potential relationship between family size (nuclear vs. extended) and communal leadership (hereditary vs. elected) in an effort to suggest potential predictors of hierarchical structures in societies. They claim support for their hypothesis that societies with nuclear families will be more likely to have democratic communal leadership, across four different community types.

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  6. Among societies with less than two levels of political hierarchy, those with large extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.Bondarenko, Dmitri M. - Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democr..., 2004 - 2 Variables

    Controlling for community type, the researchers examine a potential relationship between family size (nuclear vs. extended) and communal leadership (hereditary vs. elected) in an effort to suggest potential predictors of hierarchical structures in societies. They claim support for their hypothesis that societies with nuclear families will be more likely to have democratic communal leadership, across four different community types.

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  7. Competitive games will be associated with small and monogamous family organization (37).Schlegel, Alice - Adolescents at play: a cross-cultural study of adolescent games, 1989 - 2 Variables

    This chapter investigates correlates of competitive adolescent games, focusing on societal and family characteristics as well as socialization variables and personality traits. Data suggest that games meant to encourage competitiveness will be more common for boys than for girls. Competitive games are also statistically associated with low societal and technological complexity, small and monogamous family organization, less physical contact and comfort in infant socialization, less integration in adult activities, and various personality traits.

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  8. Communal democracy will be positively associated with deep Christianization (195, 200).Korotayev, Andrey V. - Christianity and democracy: a cross-cultural study (afterthoughts), 2002 - 2 Variables

    This study proposes that polygyny, unilineal descent organization and large extended families could be regarded as universal negative predictors of communal democracy. Crosstabulations show that Christianity is positively associated with communal democracy and negatively associated with polygyny, and thus the authors suggest that Christianity influenced the development of democracy in Europe through its discouraging of polygyny and unilineal descent organization.

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  9. Polygyny will be negatively associated with democracy at the upper level of political organization (190, 202).Korotayev, Andrey V. - Polygyny and democracy: a cross-cultural comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This study investigates the relationship between domestic organization (i.e. family structure and size) and democracy at both the communal and supracommunal levels. The authors suggest that the prevalence of independent monogamous families in Europe in the Late Middle Ages may have facilitated the political evolution toward democracy.

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  10. "Reported differences in personality descriptions among mixed farmers and pastoralists may be a result of a constellation of differences linked to the two types of economies" (295).Cone, Cynthia A. - Personality and subsistence: is the child the parent of the person?, 1979 - 7 Variables

    This study examines the relationship between personality traits and subsistence type in mixed farming and pastoralists societies. Findings suggest that differences in child socialization do not significantly predict personality differences in mixed farming and pastoralist societies as much as one would expect. Adult experiences should be considered as better predictors of personality traits.

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