ERIC Number: EJ706074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Reference Count: 35
The Effect of Corporal Punishment on Antisocial Behavior in Children.
Social Work Research, v28 n3 p153 Sep 2004
This study was conducted to examine the effect of corporal punishment on antisocial behavior of children using stronger statistical controls than earlier literature in this area; to examine whether the effect of corporal punishment on antisocial behavior is nonlinear; and to investigate whether the effects of corporal punishment on antisocial behavior differ across racial and ethnic groups. The author used a nonexperimental design and data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The analysis was conducted using fixed-effects methods to control for observed independent variables and unobserved time-invariant variables. Corporal punishment had a nontrivial effect on children's antisocial behavior in later years despite the strong controls introduced by the fixed-effects models. The analysis provides no evidence for differences in the effect of corporal punishment across racial and ethnic groups.
Descriptors: Children, Punishment, Antisocial Behavior, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Race, Ethnicity
National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002. Web site: http://www.naswdc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth