Female college students' negative feelings toward their fathers : Comparison of present feelings with recollections of their junior high school days

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石丸, 綾子 ; Ishimaru, Ayako (2013)
  • Publisher: 九州大学大学院人間環境学研究院
  • Journal: 九州大学心理学研究, volume 14, pages 125-137 (issn: 1345-3904)
  • Subject: negative feelings | 思春期 | the second period of rebelliousness | 第二反抗期 | adolescence | father-daughter relationship | recollection | 否定的感情 | 父娘関係 | 回想
    mesheuropmc: education

An adolescent daughter’s relationship with her father is strained owing to her negative feelings, such as opposition, defiant attitude, and hatred, toward father. However, further details regarding these feelings and how they evolve during a daughter’s growing years have not been examined yet. In this study, a questionnaire survey was administered to female college students, asking about their negative feelings toward their fathers in the present and during their junior high school days. The results showed that physiological hatred, such as shunning her father, is not very conspicuous, although some psychologists have indicated physiological that it is a peculiarity of an adolescent daughter. In addition, a daughter’s negative feelings about coming in contact with her father weaken as she grows older. However, a daughter’s negative feelings about her father’s uninterested and dominant attitude are stronger during college than junior high school days. Moreover, it is suggested that a daughter’s negative feelings during college differ from those during junior high school days in terms of quality and contents.
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