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dc.contributor.authorLansford, Jennifer E.
dc.contributor.authorAlampay, Liane Peña
dc.contributor.authorAl-Hassan, Suha
dc.contributor.authorBacchini, Dario
dc.contributor.authorBombi, Anna Silvia
dc.contributor.authorBornstein, Marc H.
dc.contributor.authorChang, Lei
dc.contributor.authorDeater-Deckard, Kirby
dc.contributor.authorDi Giunta, Laura
dc.contributor.authorDodge, Kenneth A.
dc.contributor.authorOburu, Paul
dc.contributor.authorPastorelli, Concetta
dc.contributor.authorRunyan, Desmond K.
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Ann T.
dc.contributor.authorSorbring, Emma
dc.contributor.authorTapanya, Sombat
dc.contributor.authorTirado, Liliana Maria Uribe
dc.contributor.authorZelli, Arnaldo
dc.identifier.citationJennifer E. Lansford, Liane Peña Alampay, Suha Al-Hassan, et al., “Corporal Punishment of Children in Nine Countries as a Function of Child Gender and Parent Gender,” International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2010, Article ID 672780, 12 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/672780
dc.description.abstractBackground. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a global perspective on corporal punishment by examining differences between mothers' and fathers' use of corporal punishment with daughters and sons in nine countries. Methods. Interviews were conducted with 1398 mothers, 1146 fathers, and 1417 children (age range to 10 years) in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Results. Across the entire sample, 54% of girls and 58% of boys had experienced mild corporal punishment, and 13% of girls and 14% of boys had experienced severe corporal punishment by their parents or someone in their household in the last month. Seventeen percent of parents believed that the use of corporal punishment was necessary to rear the target child. Overall, boys were more frequently punished corporally than were girls, and mothers used corporal punishment more frequently than did fathers. There were significant differences across countries, with reports of corporal punishment use lowest in Sweden and highest in Kenya. Conclusion. This work establishes that the use of corporal punishment is widespread, and efforts to prevent corporal punishment from escalating into physical abuse should be commensurately widespread.
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dc.titleCorporal Punishment of Children in Nine Countries as a Function of Child Gender and Parent Genderen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2010 Jennifer E. Lansford et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en

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