Corporal Punishment in the Home and Spanking Varies

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Spanking imposed on a child can have a harmful or helpful effect on a child’s upbringing

ABSTRACT
Spanking a child is one of the most controversial and talked about disciplinary method in today’s society. Rules and laws have changed to govern the way we discipline our children in our homes, schools and public places. Research has shown a mild correlation between spanking and long term physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse on a child, while other research displays no long term effect on a child except to say that there should be a noticeable distinction between abuse and spanking. Statistics have shown that many parents believe in spanking child when deemed necessary, while others believe that spanking can be seen as a form of child abuse and that there should be other positive alternatives other than spanking. A more in depth perspicacity of the effect of spanking depends upon social views of spanking, cultural norms, sexual dangers, the racial color line, affects in early and later life, behavioral problem, the different styles of spanking as well as the circumstances behind a spanking. This research paper will lelucidate these views and issues as well as the status of current research, the methodology limitations and the belief of teaching a positive alternative discipline technique to parents.

Acknowledgements
There are many people that I would like to acknowledge in my overall achievement of my degree. 1st I would like to GOD for giving me the strength to continue being a full time single parent, a full time working person and a full time student. I would like to acknowledge my father; he was the brains behind most of my projects as well as the push to succeed. My children, who I endured most of the torment in my life for and last but not least, my future husband Quentin that have always given me the strength to take on the world.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
…………………………………………………………………………………………Page ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………………...…iii Chapter I: Introduction…………………………………………………… ………………6 Statement of the Problem…………………………………………………………….…...6 Assumption of the Study…………………………………………………………….…….6 Definition of Terms……………………………………………………………………….7 Methodology……………………………………………………………………………...7 Chapter II: Literature Review……………………………………………………………..8 Chapter III: Methodology……………………………………………………………..…21 Subject Selection and description……………………………………………………….21 Instrumentation………...…………….…………………………………………………..22 Data Collection Procedures…………………….……………………………………….22 Data Analysis…………………………………………………………………………….23 Limitations…………………………………………………………………………..…...23 Chapter IV: Results...........................................................................................................25 Chapter V: Discussion……...……………………………………………………………27 Limitations………………………………………………………………………………27 Conclusions………………………………………………………………………….…..28 Recommendations.............................................................................................................29 References………………………………………………………………………………..30 Appendix A: Pagination………………………………………………………………….33 Appendix B: How to Thrive in Graduate School……………………………………….. 34 Appendix C: How to survive the Research Paper Experience……………...……………35

Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem
While many of us were spanked as a child, our definition of spanking varies among each individual. What was done in one household could have been different in the next household but the message came across the same. There have been many debates over spanking, some feel that it is okay to spank a child, some who feel that a child should never be spanked and finally there are those who feel that a child should only be spanked for a particular reason. Some people feel that spanking can have a long term effect and those who feel that spanking will have no effect at all. Purpose of the Problem

The purpose of this problem is public awareness. Many people do not know what...
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