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Parenting practices and attitude toward punishment: a comparison between Italians and immigrants
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA 
Author/s: Angelica Arace, Donatella Scarzello, Cristiano Occelli 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 37-57 FullText PDF:  695 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2013-001003
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The present study aimed at, with cross-cultural perspective, analyzing the differences in parental educational practices, with a particular focus on attitudes towards the physical discipline and use of corporal punishment. 123 parents (61 mothers and 62 fathers) of children of school age, 52% Italians and 48% immigrants, completed a self-report questionnaire about beliefs, educational values, parenting practices and disciplinary strategies. With regards to results, 1) no cultural differences were found in parental beliefs about physical discipline and frequency of use of corporal punishment; 2) in both samples, physical discipline is associated with a lack of emotional support, parental anger and impulsivity; 3) cultural differences in the association between parent’s gender, parenting styles and use of physical punishment were found; 4) child gender and number of children influence the parent’s use of physical punishment.
Keywords: Disciplinary practices, corporal punishment, educational values, ethnic differences

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Angelica Arace, Donatella Scarzello, Cristiano Occelli, Parenting practices and attitude toward punishment: a comparison between Italians and immigrants in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 1/2013, pp. 37-57, DOI:10.3280/MAL2013-001003

   

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