THE FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS IN JAPAN : The meaning of fathers to their daughters

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  • Kasuga Yumi
    Graduate School of Human Environment Studies, Kyushu University (master)

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  • 日本における父娘関係研究の展望 : 娘にとっての父親
  • ニホンニオケルチチムスメカンケイケンキュウノテンボウ : ムスメニトッテノチチオヤ
  • ニホン ニ オケル フムスメ カンケイ ケンキュウ ノ テンボウ ムスメ ニ トッテ ノ チチオヤ

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The purpose of this study is to provide an overview on the relationships between daughters and their fathers in Japan. The main contents are as follows: (1) The father-daughter interaction is significantly important to daughters. The father-daughter relationships have great impacts to daughters from the aspect of their personal development and their fathers' affection to them, which is their psychological support. (2) In Japan fathers are tenderly affectionate for their daughters. The affection is like mothers', but it is more distant than mothers'. The affection is like “eyes watching from distance”. (3) Daughters' father-image is partly influenced by their parents' relationships and their mothers behavior to their fathers. Fathers as “Daikokubashira”(central persons in their families) make fathers' attraction for their daughters higher.


  • 九州大学心理学研究

    九州大学心理学研究 1 157-171, 2000-03-10

    Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University

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