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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 baseddoi:10.1037/h0023386 fatcat:2q6fpppptzcv5hko7la5cwops4