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Differences in Corporal Punishment by parents in 32 Nations and its Relation to National Differences in IQ

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dc.contributor.author Straus, M. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-27T21:14:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-27T21:14:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Straus, M. A. (2009). Differences in corporal punishment by parents in 32 Nations and its relation to national differences in IQ. In 14th International Conference On Violence, Abuse And Trauma, San Diego. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/Cp98D%20CP%20%20IQ%20world-wide.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2716
dc.description.abstract A previous study found that spanking by parents of two nationally representative age cohorts of children found that the more spanking at the start of the study, the more the child fell behind in development of cognitive ability when tested again four years later. There is also evidence of a world-wide decrease in use of corporal punishment (CP) by parents and of a world-wide increase in IQ. The combination of these three sets of research results suggested the hypothesis that the decrease in use of CP is part of the explanation for increase IQ in many nations. A preliminary test of this hypothesis was tested using data on CP experienced by 17,404 university students in 32 nations and data on national average IQ scores. The results show that the higher the percent of parents who used CP, the lower the national average IQ. These results provide additional evidence on the harmful side-effects of CP. Because the historic decrease in use of CP is accelerating, these results also suggest future gains in national IQ. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher 14th International Conference On Violence, Abuse And Trauma en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject physical punishment en_US
dc.subject psychological effects en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.title Differences in Corporal Punishment by parents in 32 Nations and its Relation to National Differences in IQ en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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