This paper presents a study on the self-reported usage and attitudes toward corporal punishment (CP) by a four generation sample of Jewish families in Jerusalem. The study included 655 participants: 200 adolescents, 208 young mothers, 199 old mothers, and 48 grandmothers, and tested for inter-generational and familial role differences. Results have shown that participants' attitudes toward CP correlates significantly with age group; however, it does not correlate with family role. Implications of the results for practitioners who seek to reduce usage of CP are suggested.
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1The Value of Children project was supported by the German Research Council and was conducted in Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Turkey. The principal investigators for the overall project were Bernhard Nauck and Gisela Trommsdorf.
- Corporal punishment
- Family role