An empirical test of the female castration complex.

  title={An empirical test of the female castration complex.},
  author={R B Levin},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={71 3},
  • R. B. Levin
  • Published 1 June 1966
  • Psychology
  • Journal of abnormal psychology
This study investigated the psychoanalytic hypothesis that intensity of the female castration complex (FCC) is greater in women with a masculine social role than in those with a feminine social role. Ss were normal, collegeeducated women, ages 30-55, divided into 2 groups: 26 career women (CW), unmarried, and in masculine occupations; and 25 homemakers, married, with 2 or more children, and not employed outside the home. The CW scored significantly higher on an overall measure of the FCC based… 
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