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NCJ Number: 229805 Find in a Library
Title: Mothers' Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment of Children in Qazvin-Iran
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:159-164
Author(s): Sonia Oveisi; Hassan Eftekhare Ardabili; Reza Majdzadeh; Parvaneh Mohammadkhani; Javad Alaqband Rad; Jean Loo
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 6
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined mothers' attitudes regarding corporal punishment of children in Qazvin, Iran.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess mothers' attitudes toward Corporal Punishment (CP) of children in Iran. A qualitative study was carried out using focus group discussions. Five sessions were held among 42 participants (30 mothers and 12 caregivers). Results indicated that 80 percent of participants used CP to bring up their children; 70 percent did not know the meaning, predisposing factors, and manifestations of child abuse, and more than 50 percent did not know the complications resulting from CP and the ways of preventing. Their attitude toward CP was that the use of CP was sometimes necessary to bring up their children while their information about predisposing factors and complications of child abuse might be minimal. The findings have been used in providing an educational package with the topics of parenting skills in order to decrease child abuse that has been resulted by parents. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Abusing parents; Corporal punishment; Cruel and unusual punishment; Family offenses; Iran; Islamic law; Parental attitudes
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