ERIC Number: EJ697866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Talking about Corporal Punishment: Nine Low-Income African American Mothers' Perspectives
Ispa, J.M.; Halgunseth, L.C.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v19 n3 p463-484 2004
Qualitative interviews conducted over the course of 5 years with nine young low-income African American mothers were analyzed in order to gain understanding of their perspectives on corporal punishment. All used corporal punishment with their children. Results pertain to the vocabulary mothers used to describe corporal punishment (pop, tap, whup, spank, hit, and smack), the circumstances in which different levels of corporal punishment were used, the criteria mothers used when deciding whom to allow to administer corporal punishment to their children, and the reasons they supported the use of (non-abusive) corporal punishment.
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