What explains this turnaround? Perhaps America lost interest because most Americans hit their kids, and most think that that is the way it should be. Why do adults hit children? But questions remain about its long term effects, some of which we address in this memo:.
Survey finds ‘staggeringly high rate of spanking’ in North Carolina — UNC School of Medicine
Spanking new survey exposes sexy secrets
When parents spank their children, they're hoping to teach their children a lesson about behavior — but as it turns out, parents might be doling out another, more negative lesson that they never intended. A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that spanked children are more likely to be violent toward future dating partners, adding a new reason for parents to be wary of corporal punishment. A survey of more than young adults, carried out over the course of several years, found that those who were spanked as children were more likely to be violent toward future dating partners. Nearly 70 percent of the young adults surveyed reported receiving corporal punishment as kids and almost 20 percent of those adults reported perpetrating violence in their intimate relationship — with a significant link between the two experiences. The correlation held up even when the study's authors controlled for other factors, such as socioeconomic background, sex, parental education, and childhood abuse. And while the study, published on Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics , can only show correlation, not causation, it's a significant link — and one that the study's authors urge parents to pay attention to.
Hitting kids: American parenting and physical punishment
You're a spanko alright. Imagine that!!! Just sayin'
Children who are spanked or victims of other corporal punishment are more likely to have sexual problems as a teen or adult, according to new research presented today by Murray Straus, co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Straus analyzed the results of four studies and found that spanking and other corporal punishment by parents is associated with an increased probability of three sexual problems as a teen or adult:. Because there is 93 percent agreement between studies that investigated harmful side effects of spanking, and because over 90 percent of U. A survey of more than 14, university students in 32 nations found that 29 percent of the male and 21 percent of the female students had verbally coerced sex from another person. Coerced sex involves insisting on sex when the partner does not want to, or threatening to end the relationship if the partner does not have sex.