Womenʼs psychological problems as a result of the father deficit in childhood Cover Image

Problemy psychologiczne kobiet jako skutek deficytu obecności ojca w dzieciństwie
Womenʼs psychological problems as a result of the father deficit in childhood

Author(s): Sławomir Tykarski
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Diecezjalne »Adalbertinum«
Keywords: father; daughter; woman; relationship; emotional difficulty; child- hood; deficit;

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to show the role and meaning of the father in his daughter’s life. For a daughter who grew up without a father – who was absent in physical and emotional way – what results are serious consequences which affect her adult life. For example, those results are different types of psychological difficulties (of emotional, intrapsychic, or interpersonal nature). The author’s survey of the cases is based on the letters of adult daughters to their fathers, which contain a kind of retrospection. On the basis of the analyzed mate-rial what has been distinguished are the following consequences: the deficit of time spent with father becomes for daughter the cause of her inability to establish interpersonal relationships and create relationships; the deficit of affection shown by father is a source of impoverishment in his daughter’s emotional life;father’s absence in or abandonment of the family is for his daughter the cause of stress and depression.

  • Issue Year: 17/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 391-404
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish