Corporal punishment by parents and associated child behaviors and experiences: a meta-analytic and theoretical review.

@article{Gershoff2002CorporalPB,
  title={Corporal punishment by parents and associated child behaviors and experiences: a meta-analytic and theoretical review.},
  author={Elizabeth T Gershoff},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={539-79}
}
Although the merits of parents using corporal punishment to discipline children have been argued for decades, a thorough understanding of whether and how corporal punishment affects children has not been reached. Toward this end, the author first presents the results of meta-analyses of the association between parental corporal punishment and 11 child behaviors and experiences. Parental corporal punishment was associated with all child constructs, including higher levels of immediate compliance… CONTINUE READING
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