No Longer Up for Debate: Physical Punishment Causes Negative Outcomes for Children

dc.contributor.advisor
dc.creatorGershoff, Elizabeth
dc.creatorGoodman, Gail S.
dc.creatorMiller-Perrin, Cindy L.
dc.creatorHolden, George W.
dc.creatorJackson, Yo
dc.creatorKazdin, Alan E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T13:08:46Z
dc.date.available2018-08-30T13:08:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.descriptionA large body of research consistently links parents’ use of physical punishment, including spanking, to harm to their children. This finding holds up across populations, settings, and cohorts. But because it is unethical to conduct randomized controlled trials to study the effects of physical punishment, some critics still debate whether there is a causal link between physical punishment and harm to children. In this brief, the authors, led by PRC faculty research associate Liz Gershoff, find that the research on physical punishment meets five standard criteria for drawing causal conclusions. The message to policymakers, psychologists, and parents is clear: it is time to implement multiple strategies to end this outdated parenting practice.
dc.description.departmentPopulation Research Centeren_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T22R3PG2X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/68214
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austin Population Research Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofPRC Research Brief Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPRC Research Brief;3(12)
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectphysical punishmenten_US
dc.subjectnegative outcomes for childrenen_US
dc.subjectspankingen_US
dc.subjectPRC research briefen_US
dc.titleNo Longer Up for Debate: Physical Punishment Causes Negative Outcomes for Childrenen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US

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