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Identification with the Father and Peer Intimacy of the Daughter
Alfred B. Heilbrun, Jr.
Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct., 1984), pp. 597-605
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583841
Page Count: 9
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Two studies are described that consider the effects of a father-identification upon the sex-role and peer intimacy of the college-age daughter. The first study concerns the masculinizing quality of a strong primary father-identification (relative to a weak primary father-identification) and the diminished heterosexual orientation of the daughter. The second study explores the role of empathic skill in distinguishing between these two types of father-identified females.
Family Relations © 1984 National Council on Family Relations