Psychological, cultural and family factors in incest and family sexual abuse
This paper reviews clinical experience and research evidence about father-daughter incest and family sexual abuse and suggests six factors important in its etiology: the personal characteristics of the offender, the role of the mother, a milieu of abandonment, subcultural isolation, poor family sexual boundaries, and opportunity factors.
Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling
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Finkelhor, D. (1978), Psychological, Cultural and Family Factors in Incest and Family Sexual Abuse. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 4: 41–49. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.1978.tb00539.x