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ERIC Number: EJ1103860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
An Exploratory Study of the Child Disciplinary Practices of Jamaican Immigrant Parents in the United States: Implications for School Counselors
Morrison, Stephaney S.; Smith, Delores E.; Bryan, Julia A.; Steele, JaneƩ M.
Journal of School Counseling, v14 n5 2016
Jamaican immigrant students are highly represented in U.S. public schools, primarily in regions concentrated throughout the east coast. Many of these students and their families have personal and social concerns that have implications for school counselors. In particular, scholars suggest that among this population, harsh methods of child discipline (e.g., corporal punishment) are prevalent and have ramifications for academic achievement, child abuse reporting, and socialization within the school. Few studies, however, document the disciplinary techniques of Jamaican immigrants in the United States. This exploratory study was developed to fill this gap in the literature. Results challenge prevailing assumptions about the universality of corporal punishment among Jamaican immigrants. Participants in the current study reported using a variety of disciplinary techniques and corporal punishment was not among the most used. Implications for school counselors and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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