Keywords

Fathers and daughters, Incest

Abstract

The notion of "Transgenerationality" as it pertains to father-daughter incest, has been the source of speculation in research on incest. This study examines the relationship between the manifestation of family system factors often found in father-daughter incest families and the incidence of childhood sexual experience reported by parents actively or passively participating in this dysfunctional system. Fathers sexually abused or witnesses to incestuous relationships in childhood appear to most extensively violate the incest taboo. Mothers in incestuous family's who were victims of sexual assault as children tend to function in more stereotypic incest family systems as described routinely in the professional literature. The results of this study elucidate the necessity of ascertaining comprehensive background information including psychosexual developmental histories of both parents when attempting to effectively intervene when working with incest families.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1981

Advisor

Fisher, Randy D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

103 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013410

Included in

Psychology Commons

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