Communication and corporal punishment: The relationship between self-report parent verbal and physical aggression

Anthony J. Roberto, Kellie E. Carlyle, Catherine E. Goodall

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Abstract

A two-part study was conducted to determine the relationship between parents' use of verbal aggression and physical aggression (i.e., corporal punishment). In part one, 207 undergraduate students filled out a survey rating their mother's and father's verbal aggression and use of corporal punishment. In part two, mail surveys measuring verbal aggression and corporal punishment were sent to 389 parents; 79% of parents returned the surveys. As hypothesized, there were a significant positive relationships between perceived parent verbal aggression and corporal punishment, as well as between self-report parent verbal aggression and corporal punishment. Additional research questions are tested, and results and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corporal Punishment
  • Parent–Child Communication
  • Verbal Aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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