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Corporal Punishment

Attitudes about the corporal punishment of children.


Below are 22 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • CORPPUN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q62d. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? Our family does not believe in the use of corporal punishment (such as spanking) (CORPPUN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARCORP from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q65a. How well do the following statements describe your parents? My parents often used corporal punishment (such as spanking) as a form of discipline (PARCORP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPANKING from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SI10SPNK from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. J. It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (SI10SPNK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W19SPANK from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. S. Spanking a child (W19SPANK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DISCIP2 from Faith and Family in America, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Do you agree or disagree? It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (DISCIP2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FSPANK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father ComponentLEARN MORE
    • Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Spank or slap him/her? (FSPANK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MSPANK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother ComponentLEARN MORE
    • Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Spank or slap him/her? (MSPANK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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