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Mothers and Daughters: A Discussion of Theory and Research
Carol J. Boyd
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 51, No. 2 (May, 1989), pp. 291-301
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352493
Page Count: 11
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Although the mother-daughter relationship has received increasing attention, both in concept and in empirical research, there has never been a published summary of the theories and research relevant to this exclusively feminine relationship. This article describes the "state of the art" relative to the mother-daughter dyad, with special emphasis on those works that focus on theory development and/or utilize mother-daughter samples. The article concludes with a brief discussion on the extent to which research supports contemporary mother-daughter theories.
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