Physical discipline and children's adjustment: Cultural normativeness as a moderator

Jennifer E. Lansford, Kenneth A. Dodge, Patrick S. Malone, Dario Bacchini, Arnaldo Zelli, Nandita Chaudhary, Beth Manke, Lei Chang, Paul Oburu, Kerstin Palmérus, Concetta Pastorelli, Anna Silvia Bombi, Sombat Tapanya, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Naomi Quinn

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Abstract

Interviews were conducted with 336 mother-child dyads (children's ages ranged from 6 to 17 years; mothers' ages ranged from 20 to 59 years) in China, India, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand to examine whether normativeness of physical discipline moderates the link between mothers' use of physical discipline and children's adjustment. Multilevel regression analyses revealed that physical discipline was less strongly associated with adverse child outcomes in conditions of greater perceived normativeness, but physical discipline was also associated with more adverse outcomes regardless of its perceived normativeness. Countries with the lowest use of physical discipline showed the strongest association between mothers' use and children's behavior problems, but in all countries higher use of physical discipline was associated with more aggression and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1246
Number of pages13
JournalChild Development
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

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Social Adjustment
moderator
Mothers
Multilevel Analysis
Philippines
Kenya
Child Behavior
Thailand
Aggression
Italy
India
China
Anxiety
Regression Analysis
Interviews
dyad
aggression
anxiety
regression
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Lansford, J. E., Dodge, K. A., Malone, P. S., Bacchini, D., Zelli, A., Chaudhary, N., ... Quinn, N. (2005). Physical discipline and children's adjustment: Cultural normativeness as a moderator. Child Development, 76(6), 1234-1246. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00847.x

Physical discipline and children's adjustment : Cultural normativeness as a moderator. / Lansford, Jennifer E.; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Malone, Patrick S.; Bacchini, Dario; Zelli, Arnaldo; Chaudhary, Nandita; Manke, Beth; Chang, Lei; Oburu, Paul; Palmérus, Kerstin; Pastorelli, Concetta; Bombi, Anna Silvia; Tapanya, Sombat; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Quinn, Naomi.

In: Child Development, Vol. 76, No. 6, 01.11.2005, p. 1234-1246.

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Lansford, JE, Dodge, KA, Malone, PS, Bacchini, D, Zelli, A, Chaudhary, N, Manke, B, Chang, L, Oburu, P, Palmérus, K, Pastorelli, C, Bombi, AS, Tapanya, S, Deater-Deckard, K & Quinn, N 2005, 'Physical discipline and children's adjustment: Cultural normativeness as a moderator', Child Development, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 1234-1246. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00847.x
Lansford JE, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Bacchini D, Zelli A, Chaudhary N et al. Physical discipline and children's adjustment: Cultural normativeness as a moderator. Child Development. 2005 Nov 1;76(6):1234-1246. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00847.x
Lansford, Jennifer E. ; Dodge, Kenneth A. ; Malone, Patrick S. ; Bacchini, Dario ; Zelli, Arnaldo ; Chaudhary, Nandita ; Manke, Beth ; Chang, Lei ; Oburu, Paul ; Palmérus, Kerstin ; Pastorelli, Concetta ; Bombi, Anna Silvia ; Tapanya, Sombat ; Deater-Deckard, Kirby ; Quinn, Naomi. / Physical discipline and children's adjustment : Cultural normativeness as a moderator. In: Child Development. 2005 ; Vol. 76, No. 6. pp. 1234-1246.
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