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Primates

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 473–482 | Cite as

Subjective assessment of individual rhesus monkeys

  • Joan Stevenson-Hinde
  • Marion Zunz
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Abstract

Using behaviourally-defined adjectives, observers rated individuals in a colony of rhesus monkeys on a seven-point scale. Principal component analysis of the ratings produced three main components: CI and CII were stable over three years, and CIII arose from the introduction of new items in the third year. Component I can be described as ranging fromConfident toFearful; and adult males scored higher on it than did adult females or one- to five-year olds. Component II ranged fromActive toSlow; and adult males scored higher on it than did adult females. Component III ranged fromSociable toSolitary; and adult males scored less on it than did adult females or one- to five-year olds. In addition, there was a positive correlation between scores of mothers and their one year olds on CI and CIII.

Keywords

Principal Component Analysis Adult Male Adult Female Rhesus Monkey Animal Ecology 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Stevenson-Hinde
    • 1
  • Marion Zunz
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Unit on the Development and Integration of BehaviourUniversity Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, MadingleyCambridgeEngland

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