Corporal Punishment and Anti-social Behaviors Essay
While the practice of corporal punishment is still valid in some parts of the world it has become a dishonorable custom in other parts, especially in the West. Many parents have argued in favor for such kind of punishment by claiming that it is a quick and efficient way to achieve “immediate compliance” and discipline their children. Corporal punishment still stands as an everyday approach to ensuring discipline for the children. “Interviews conducted in 2000 for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY, 2002) indicated that of all the parents of 3-year-olds, 51.6% reported that they had used corporal punishment in the past week, and 35.9% of parents of 4 and 5-year-olds reported that …show more content…
Is there an empirical association between corporal punishment and children’s anti-social behavior?
Theoretical Background Previous Research around the issue of corporal punishment includes, A Meta-Analytic and Theoretical Review by Elizabeth Thompson Gershoff from Columbia University. Elizabeth