Effects Of Corporal Punishment

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Physical or corporal punishment is the application of force to produce pain without making injury to correct or control behaviours (Straus & Stewart, 1999). Corporal punishment is mainly used as a method of discipline for the children. It includes hitting, spanking, pinching and slapping. Studies conducted on corporal punishment and its effects, helps to understand how it affects the academic achievement of the children. A number of researches provide evidence for corporal punishment being harmful and destructive towards the children’s physical as well as mental health. Hyman et al found that
Academic achievement is measured based on the test grades received and the class participation of the children. It provides a strong explanation as to why corporal punishment should be used or not in order to administer good behaviour.

1. Corporal punishment and Intelligence quotient (IQ) Intelligent Quotient (IQ) is a measure widely used for educational placements, job selections and evaluation of intellectual disability. It is believed that people with a higher IQ have a better academic performance. On an average, it is found that children with higher IQ scores do better on standardized achievement tests, have higher school grades, and complete more years of education. In other words, IQ scores can signify school achievement. Studies have shown that performance on IQ tests have a strong correlation with academic achievement (Sattler, 2001). Modern IQ
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