Physical punishment and physical child abuse form two extremes of the behaviour continuum from the lower end, an acceptable child rearing method, to the other that causes harm to children. While the evolution from the former to the latter was thought to be an unanticipated and uncontrollable process, stopping of which is desirable. The present research aims to study the factors that affect how children are reared. An educational programme for parents based on the factors found was then designed. It is hoped that such a programme can reduce the level of physical punishment, hence the risk of child abuse.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
abuse of children
CitationMan, Y.-C. (2004). Physical punishment and physical child abuse: A preventive educational programme for parents. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.
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