ERIC Number: ED030477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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A Note on Punishment Patterns in Parents of Preschool Children. Report Number 3.
Hervey, Sarah D.
This study was part of a larger Head Start research project. The parents (251 women and 185 men) of Head Start children were asked whether or not they would punish their children for certain behavior; for example, lying, stealing, or hitting a sister. Eighteen situations were hypothesized in the questions. Parents were also asked how severe such punishment would be. The parents of this group of children were primarily Negro and primarily of the lower socioeconomic level. The data indicated that men of lower socioeconomic levels punished antisocial and annoying behavior more severely than middle level men. There was no such difference, however, in the men's punishment of behavior considered morally wrong by middle-class standards. The women were found to punish less severely, but there were no clear differences in the types of punishment. (WD)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.; Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.