International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Parental practices of disciplining children: Implications for intervention

Missaye Mulatie
  • Missaye Mulatie
  • Gondar University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Psychology, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 26 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 23 December 2013
  •  Published: 31 March 2014

Abstract

The main purpose of this was to assess parental practice of disciplining children. Of the total 350 students, 95 students were selected through simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using questionnaire having eighteen items that are intended to measure parents’ disciplining methods. The result showed that parents used non- aggressive child disciplining technique more than use of psychologically aggressive disciplining and physical punishment  to discipline their children.  There was no significant mean difference in the use of non-aggressive techniques, psychologically aggressive method and physical punishment to discipline male and female children. Similarly, there was no significant mean difference in use of non-aggressive techniques, psychologically aggressive method and physical punishment between educated and illiterate parents. Finally, there was no significant mean difference in using the three child disciplining techniques (non-aggressive, physical punishment and psychologically aggressive) among the different caregivers (both parents, mother only, father only and grandparents).

Key Words: Nonaggressive child disciplining, physical punishment child disciplining and psychologically aggressive disciplining