Maternal attitudes and values about corporal punishment

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dc.contributor Hernandez-Reif, Maria
dc.contributor Salekin, Randall T.
dc.contributor.advisor Curtner-Smith, Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Brooke Latham 2017-03-01T17:08:48Z 2017-03-01T17:08:48Z 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001591
dc.identifier.other Wilson_alatus_0004M_12002
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study identified the attitudes and values about corporal punishment held by mothers of children aged 12 months to 5 years, as they are related to the normative and situational context. Participants in the study were mothers with at least one child between the ages of 12 months and 5 years enrolled in the Children's Program at The University of Alabama. The mothers surveyed rejected the idea that using corporal punishment is sometimes necessary and part of their responsibility as a good parent. Most of them saw the value of corporal punishment in teaching children not to commit a misbehavior again, but it came with the cost of teaching children to fear the adult. The behaviors that mothers listed as most likely to elicit a spanking included noncompliance or disobedience and dangerous/unsafe or risky behaviors. The majority of the mothers claimed that they used corporal punishment only as a last resort, and for most mothers, the corporal punishment was quick. Mothers also claimed that administering corporal punishment failed to make them feel satisfied.
dc.format.extent 65 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Environmental studies
dc.title Maternal attitudes and values about corporal punishment
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies Human Development and Family Studies The University of Alabama master's M.S.

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