A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Attitudes Toward Marital Infidelity

  title={A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Attitudes Toward Marital Infidelity},
  author={Harold T. Christensen},
  journal={International Journal of Comparative Sociology},
  pages={124 - 137}
  • H. Christensen
  • Published 1 March 1962
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Some generalizations from the earlier reports, which are relevant to our cross-cultural emphasis, are as follows : Every statistical measure that was used showed the Danish culture to be the most permissive and the Intermountain culture the most restrictive regarding premarital intimacy, with the Midwestern culture in between though generally closer to the Intermountain than to the Danish. With respect to attitudes, Danish respondents more frequently approved of premarital coitus, approved of… 

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