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ERIC Number: EJ992185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Spanking and Child Development during the First 5 Years of Life
Maguire-Jack, Kathryn; Gromoske, Andrea N.; Berger, Lawrence M.
Child Development, v83 n6 p1960-1977 Nov-Dec 2012
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,870) and cross-lagged path analysis, the authors examined whether spanking at ages 1 and 3 is adversely associated with cognitive skills and behavior problems at ages 3 and 5. The authors found spanking at age 1 was associated with a higher level of spanking and externalizing behavior at age 3, and spanking at age 3 was associated with a higher level of internalizing and externalizing behavior at age 5. The associations between spanking at age 1 and behavioral problems at age 5 operated predominantly through ongoing spanking at age 3. The authors did not find an association between spanking at age 1 and cognitive skills at age 3 or 5. (Contains 2 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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