Disciplining children: Characteristics associated with the use of corporal punishment
Abbreviated Journal Title
Child Abuse Negl.
corporal punishment; discipline; spanking; AMERICAN PARENTS; VIOLENCE; ADOLESCENTS; SPANKING; Family Studies; Psychology, Social; Social Work
Objective: To evaluate the Social Situational Model of Family Violence through an examination of characteristics associated with the use of ordinary and severe corporal punishment as measured by the Parents-Child Conflict Tactics Scales. Method: Logistic Regression used to examine the validity of the model using data from a national sample conducted by the Gallup Organizations. Results: Those with fewer resources (lower income, lower educational attainment) were more likely to be use severe corporal punishment. In addition, those who had been more likely to be socialized into the use of violence were also more likely to use severe corporal punishment. Conclusions: The social situational model of family violence was supported suggesting that increased efforts be made to give these parents the resources they need to implement alternative discipline strategies. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Child Abuse & Neglect
"Disciplining children: Characteristics associated with the use of corporal punishment" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2494.