Acceptance and use of corporal punishment among parents of biologic and non-biologic children. Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Acceptance and use of corporal punishment among parents of biologic and non-biologic children.

Creator

  • Author: Hall, Ellie Tiedeman
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Cready, Cynthia M.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Dash, Nicole
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Esterchild, Elizabeth
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2006-05
  • Digitized: 2008-04-22

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Objective: Differences between biologic and non-biologic parents' acceptance and use of ordinary corporal punishment and use of explaining/reasoning as a disciplinary tool are examined from a sociobiological theoretical perspective. Method: Cross tabulations are used on data from a national survey conducted by the Gallup Organization in 1995. Results: Contrary to predictions, differences between biologic and non-biologic parents' acceptance of ordinary corporal punishment and the use of explaining/reasoning are not statistically significant. In addition, biologic parents are found to use ordinary corporal punishment significantly more often than non-biologic parents. Conclusions: The sociobiological theoretical perspective likely underestimates the influence of culture and social structure on parent-child interactions.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Corporal punishment of children.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Parent and child.
  • Keyword: corporal punishment
  • Keyword: spanking
  • Keyword: stepparents

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Hall, Ellie Tiedeman
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 70961520
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5223

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Sociology
  • Academic Department: Department of Sociology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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