An exploration of family and individual profiles following father-daughter incest

Dadds M., Smith M., Webber Y. and Robinson A. (1991) An exploration of family and individual profiles following father-daughter incest. Child Abuse and Neglect, 15 4: 575-586. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(91)90041-B

Author Dadds M.
Smith M.
Webber Y.
Robinson A.
Title An exploration of family and individual profiles following father-daughter incest
Journal name Child Abuse and Neglect   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0145-2134
Publication date 1991
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0145-2134(91)90041-B
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 575
End page 586
Total pages 12
Subject 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
3304 Education
3308 Law
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This paper presents the results of a range of psychometric assessments which attempted to identify family and individual variables associated with father-daughter incest. Psychometric self-report measures were used to examine differences between families in which incest had been confirmed and a matched comparison group. Significant differences between the members of the incest and the comparison groups included behavioral and self-esteem problems in the daughters and differences in the familial environments of the two groups. Daughters who had been sexually abused reported lower levels of self-esteem about their intellectual and school status. Mothers in the incest group reported that their daughters had more conduct problems than the comparison mothers. The incest families were generally reported to be higher in conflict and organization and lower in cohesion, expressiveness, and active recreation. No differences between groups were found for levels of marital adjustment, self-esteem in mothers, or overall level of psychopathology in the perpetrators.
Keyword Family systems
Father-daughter incest
Incest families
Sexual abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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