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Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine young adults', 18-19 years old, attitudes towards corporal punishment and with the help of social constructionism, grid-group theory and relevant concepts analyze the results and compare it with previous research. The research questions introduce various factors such as gender, origin and personal experiences of corporal punishment that may affect the attitudes. In order to fulfill the purpose and answer the research questions, a quantitative research method has been selected. There was 118 participants in the survey. The study was conducted by means of surveys in high schools in Örebro. Social constructionism made us realize how the community, perceptions and expectations might influence attitudes. Grid-group theory gave us an insight into how different family structures may explain why attitudes toward corporal punishment of children differ between individuals. One of the conclusions of this study is that the long-term trend of decreasing positive attitudes toward corporal punishment seems to continue. Results show that all of 41, 2% of young adults in our study, with parents born outside the Nordic countries, have been subjected to corporal punishment. Personal experiences and parents' origin has been shown to have effects on attitudes towards corporal punishment. Different family structures and attitudes towards child rearing may be important to understand and take into consideration in social work. The study shows that corporal punishment still exists, which makes the topic worth of attention and we recommend it to be studied further.

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Keyword [en]
corporal punishment, punishment, children, violence, attitude, young adults, physical punishment, social construction, grid-group theory, child rearing
Keyword [sv]
barnaga, attityd, unga vuxna, barn, aga, våld, fysisk bestraffning, bestraffning, social konstruktion, socialkonstruktionism, grid-group theory, barnuppfostran
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-25704ISRN: ORU-JPS/SA--GY-2012/0107--SEOAI: diva2:549237
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-06Bibliographically approved

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