Author ORCID Identifier
Hue Duong: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8742-1040
Akansha Sirohi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9643-6276
Kathleen Baggett: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3696-128X
Child corporal punishment (CP) may lead to child physical abuse, which is a public health concern in the U.S. The present study examined major risk factors predicting attitudes toward CP among a sample of Black parents (N = 394), including frequency and valence of experiences of CP during childhood, outcome expectancies of CP, and perceptions of self-efficacy and response efficacy of non-physical discipline strategies. Structural equation modeling results revealed that the indirect associations between CP frequency and attitudes through self-efficacy and response efficacy were moderated by CP valence. Results extend the literature and point to the need for incorporating information about efficacy of evidence-based non-physical discipline strategies into intervention messages targeting prevention of child physical abuse.
Duong, H. T., Sirohi, A., & Baggett, K. M. (2023). Predicting Black Parents’ Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment: A Moderated-Mediation Model of Frequency and Valence of Childhood Experiences. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605231214591
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