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ERIC Number: EJ783720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Is It Considered Violence? The Acceptability of Physical Punishment of Children in Europe
Gracia, Enrique; Herrero, Juan
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n1 p210-217 Feb 2008
This study analyzes correlates of the acceptability of physical punishment of children in Europe. The design was a three-level ordinal logistic regression of 10,812 people nested within 208 localities (cities), nested within 14 countries of the European Union. Results showed that higher levels of acceptability were reported by men, the older, the less educated, and those who perceived that violence against children was less frequent in their own country. At the country level, the existence of laws prohibiting physical punishment of children as well as a lower number of child maltreatment deaths were significantly associated with lower levels of acceptability of physical punishment of children. Findings suggest that education efforts at the individual and population level are needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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