Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study

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IV
Father-Son Relationship

IN THE PSYCHOANALYTIC EXPERIENCE of the Committee members, a uniformity of seriously defective father-son relationships has been observed among male homosexuals. The results of our pilot study confirmed our clinical observations.

To guard against the possibility that certain preconceptions might restrict the kinds of questions asked, the Committee followed the procedure of repeating the 70 questions that have probed the mother-son relationship for probing the father-son relationship. Affirmative answers to 20 of these questions differentiated the homosexual and comparison groups at the .05 level of statistical significance, and better (see Table IV-1). Another group of 7 questions did not reveal significant differences between H- and C-fathers; nevertheless, they revealed a more distinct trend toward psychopathology in the homosexual sample than appeared in the comparison cases (see Table IV-2).

In Table IV-1, the questions that significantly differentiated the father-son relationship in the H- and C-groups tapped detachment, hostility, and rejection by the father, as well as reciprocal hostility between father and son. The characteristics of the father-son relationships in the homosexual group contrasted markedly with those obtaining between mothers and sons, where a close-binding intimacy was outstanding, whereas detachment and hostility emerged as the most conspicuous traits among the H-fathers; therefore, these traits became the two major criteria for classifying fathers (see Table IV-3).

Answers to the question, How much time did father spend with

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • I Concepts of Male Homosexuality 3
  • II Chronology and Methodology 19
  • Prefatory Note to Chapters III-VI 42
  • III Mother-Son Relationship 44
  • IV Father-Son Relationship 85
  • V Siblings 118
  • VI The Triangular System 140
  • VII Developmental Aspects of the Prehomosexual Child 173
  • VIII Homosexuality in Adolescence 207
  • IX The Sexual Adaptation of the Male Homosexual 220
  • X "Latent" Homosexuality 255
  • XI The Results of Treatment 275
  • XII Conclusions 303
  • Appendix A Homosexuality Questionnaire 321
  • Appendix B Inferential Estimates and Cumulative Scores 349
  • Bibliography 351
  • Index 355
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