Social structure, socialization values, and disciplinary techniques: a cross-cultural analysis

Journal of Marriage and Family Vol/Iss. 44(1) National Council on Family Relations Menasha, Wis. Published In Pages: 131-142
By Petersen, Larry R., Lee, Gary R., Ellis, Godfrey J.


This article focuses on the relationship between the use of physical punishment during child socialization and the amount of supervision that adults experience. The authors analyze data using a path analysis which suggests that the greater the valuation of conformity relative to self-reliance, the greater the use of physical punishment during child socialization. Precursors of conformity are also suggested.

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