Ewha Med J.  1988 Sep;11(3):161-167. 10.12771/emj.1988.11.3.161.

Opedipus Complex in the Couples of Korean Under Middle Class-I

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Abstract

There are many controversies on the presence of oedipus complex, that is psychoanalytic concept, influenced by the normal or abnormal, and different cultural backgrounds. This study is to elucidate the generalized psychoanalytic theory of oedipus complex which was demonstrated from psychoanalytic subjective experiences about pathologic situations. This study is to elucidate the generalized psychoanalytic theory of oedipus complex which was demonstrated from psychoanalytic subjective experiences about pathologic situations. This research indicates the presences of oedipus complex in Korea through social field survey by means of questionnaire method with the subjects of the normal couples of middle class people in Seoul from June 1984 to August 1984, and the patients couples of the same class via department of neuropsychiatry of general hospitals and private clinics in Seoul from June 1984 to December 1984. The results are as follows; 1) There are no differences in oedipal trends between th normal and patient group, but differences has been found in the male and female group. 2) The male group shows the oedipal trend, but female group shows the antioedipal trend, and such trends have developed predomianantly in the only son and only daughter groups. 3) The unconscious oedipal motive has been reflected on the process of selection of marital partner, but one half of the subjects who had established such reflection denies the manifest oedipal motive.


MeSH Terms

Family Characteristics*
Female
Hospitals, General
Humans
Korea
Male
Neuropsychiatry
Nuclear Family
Oedipus Complex
Psychoanalytic Theory
Seoul
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