publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Influences of Caregivers' Cultural Norms, Values, Beliefs and Experiences on Caregiver Physical Aggression

Lin, Joyce;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
The negative impact of physical violence against children is well established, but cultural norms surrounding appropriate acts of violence vary and aspects of one’s culture influence these behaviors. Given that the U.S. is multicultural, it is critical to examine which aspects of immigrants’ cultures are risky or protective for physical discipline. However, researchers who study the links between culture and physical punishment typically focus on one culture and the factors identified in one group are not explored in others. Research identifying potential common risk and protective factors across cultures does not yet exist. It also remains unclear what role acc...
free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Early childhood education, Corporal punishment, Culture, Physical discipline, Physical punishment, Taiwan, U.S. immigrants
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