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ERIC Number: EJ542805
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Parental Accounts Regarding the Physical Punishment of Children: Discourses of Dis/Empowerment.
Gough, Brendan; Reavey, Paula
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v21 n5 p417-30 May 1997
Analysis of semistructured interviews with 10 parents concerning their views on physical punishment found parental confusion and contradiction. Four categories of justification for physical punishment were identified: pedagogic (educational), cathartic (need relief), individualistic (power assertion), and cyclical (reproduction). The utility of discourse analysis as a methodology for research in this area was supported. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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