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Title
Relationship quality in captive bonobo groups
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Abstract
We use Principal Component Analyses (PCA) to describe components of social relationship quality in bonobos. We find a three component structure, with the first two components, labelled Value and Compatibility, closely matching the theoretical constructs as well as components reported for chimpanzees and other primates. The third component differed but was abandoned based on Parallel Analysis. Among bonobos, female-female dyads have higher Value and Compatibility. Relationships between males are characterised by low Value and Compatibility. Dyads that had been housed together for a longer time and maternally related ones also have more valuable relationships, while individuals close in rank have low compatibility. The results confirm the strong bonds among female bonobos, but for the first time can describe how they differ qualitatively from close bonds reported for captive chimpanzee females. We suggest future studies should also include Parallel Analysis to more accurately describe the number of components in relationship quality.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Behaviour : an international journal of comparative ethology. - Leiden, 1948, currens
Publication
Leiden : Brill, 2015
ISSN
0005-7959 [print]
1568-539X [online]
Volume/pages
152:3-4(2015), p. 259-283
ISI
000349229100002
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Creation 08.05.2015
Last edited 27.11.2017
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