Garland, Tammy S.; Crittenden, Courtney A.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The current study explores college students' perceptions of corporal punishment with a specific focus on how religious affiliation influences attitudes towards corporal punishment. The data is based on a convenience sample of 318 students attending a southern university. All subjects were administered the same IRB-approved survey instrument on-site. The survey included a wide variety of measures including items assessing participants’ religious affiliation, attitudes toward corporal punishment, and demographics. Multivariate logistic regression models were estimated to test the relationship between the independent variables and each dependent variable. The odds of males, non-Whites, Republicans, Protestants, and those previously corporally punished and raised outside the United States believing corporal punishment is acceptable for children under 2, 2-12, and/or 13-17, intending to use corporal punishment, and/or believing corporal punishment is emotionally harmful are greater than the odds of their counterparts.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Corporal punishment -- Religious aspects; Corporal punishment of children
vii, 54 leaves.
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