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Corporal punishment as a stressor among youth

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dc.creator Turner, H.A., & Finkelhor, D. 2013-09-19T16:25:58Z 2013-09-19T16:25:58Z 1996
dc.description This article addresses the impact of corporal punishment by parents on the psychological well-being of youth. The present research used the National Youth Victimization Prevention Study, a nationally representative sample of 1,042 boys and 958 girls (aged 10-16 yrs). Based on a stress-process framework, this study examined (1) the effects of frequency of corporal punishment experienced by youth on psychological distress and clinically relevant depression and (2) the moderating influence of parental support on the associations between corporal punishment and psychological outcomes. Controlling for sociodemographic factors and physical abuse, findings indicate a positive association between the frequency of corporal punishment and both psychological distress and depression. Although distress is greatest at higher frequencies of punishment, the association is also present at low and moderate levels of corporal punishment. An interaction between corporal punishment and parental support was also evident, showing that the impact of frequent punishment relative to no corporal punishment was greater in the context of high parental support.
dc.publisher Journal of Marriage and the Family
dc.subject Child welfare -- statistics
dc.subject Effects -- Adverse childhood
dc.subject Family -- support
dc.subject Parent
dc.title Corporal punishment as a stressor among youth
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