by tibez1 on October 21, 2013 - 11:55pm
Throughout the United States, spanking has been amongst one of the most controversial issues when it comes to the specific ways of raising a child. There has been numerous shows on what not to do as a parent when raising one or more child in a household, to in all receive order in the family. Lansford, specifically hints upon the reasons as to why one would decides to externally implement spanking in to the parental decisions. Most believe, that spanking is the only way, if not the best way to raise a child and others think the opposite. But, the parent must understand realize that when the society begins to change the way a child needs to be raised changes as well which may differ from the way the parent was raised. Lansford, gathered a variety of different children in the first second and third grade. The mothers of the children were also incorporated in the experiment, they were instructed to complete a questionnaire based upon their disciplining styles in their households with their children.
The results based on the experiment conduct with the children and the mothers shows that the European American mothers tend to use the discipline of reasoning more than the spanking portion of discipline. This finding was similar to the mother of the African Americans mothers but when the discipline of spanking is compared to that of the European American mothers the percentage, the numbers are a bit higher. For African Americans, it was reported that child externalizing behaviors was unrelated to the mother’s report of discipline. European American: Spank-1.18/ African American: Spank 1.32. A structural experiment was set up during the findings. The study was designed to examine whether African American and European American mothers differ In their aspects of discipline use when either, reasoning, denying privileges yelling and spanking. In my opinion, it depends on where and how one was raised depending on the specific culture of that individual. There may be different viewpoints morally and ethically that one believes is right or wrong.
Bates,Dodge,Lansford,Pettit,Wager. 2012. Parental Reasoning, Denying Priveleges, Yelling, and Spanking: Ethnic Differences and Associations with Child Externalizing Behavior. Psychology Press. United States. 42-56