Previous research suggests the need for further exploration of the parent-child relationship in the development of adult male homosexuality. Utilizing the Parent-Child Relations Questionnaire (PCR-II; Siegelman, 1979) 135 men (57 ego-syntonic homosexuals, 34 ego-dystonic homosexuals, and 44 heterosexuals) were surveyed. Results included significant group differences on the PCR-II Mother scales and on frequency of sexual abuse. Results are consistent with past studies which suggest an important role for enviromental factors in the development of homosexuality, as consistent with theoretical literature from an object relations perspective.
Dickson, Gregory L.; Byrd, A. Dean; Howes, Ryan; and Drake, Heidi
"An Empirical Study of the Mother-Son Dyad in Relation to the Development of Adult Male Homosexuality,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 30
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol30/iss1/6