ERIC Number: ED199208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Discipline in the Schools: The Relationship of Educators' Attitudes About Corporal Punishment to Selected Variables.
Parkay, Forrest W.; Conoley, Colleen
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine educators' attitudes toward corporal punishment and its alternatives in a variety of school settings throughout the Southwest; and (2) to explore the relationships between respondents' attitudes and such independent variables as dogmatism, sex, experience, level of education, job description, type of school, and school location. Findings reveal that: (1) Males advocated the use of corporal punishment much more frequently than did females; (2) Private school teachers are less likely than public school teachers to recommend corporal punishment; (3) High dogmatism scores were significantly related to belief in corporal punishment; (4) Teachers were found to have significantly higher dogmatism scores than principals or counselors; and (5) An educator's level of dogmatism was found to vary inversely with the level of education attained. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, 1981).