Child Outcomes of Nonabusive and Customary Physical Punishment by Parents: An Updated Literature Review

@article{Larzelere2000ChildOO,
  title={Child Outcomes of Nonabusive and Customary Physical Punishment by Parents: An Updated Literature Review},
  author={Robert E Larzelere},
  journal={Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={199-221}
}
  • R. Larzelere
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
This article updates the only previous systematic literature review of child outcomes of nonabusive and customary physical punishment by parents. The outcomes differ by methodologic, child, and subcultural factors as well as by how the physical punishment was used. All six studies that used clinical samples (including four randomized clinical studies) and all three sequential-analysis studies found beneficial outcomes, such as reduced noncompliance and fighting, primarily when nonabusive… Expand

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