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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Does Socio-Economic Status and Race Affect Towards Corporal Punishment?

A parent's decision to use corporal punishment is based on on many factors including the parent's own upbringing, education and race. For the purpose of this study, socioeconomic status, highest degree earned and race will be isolated using the General Social Survey. The General Social Survey will be used to identify predictors of attitudes towards Corporal Punishment and to determine the associations between race and class. Advanced statistical techniques such as multivariate regression will be used to analyze the data. This sociological research is not intended to take either side of the Corporal Punishment debate, more specifically this research is not intended to prove whether or not Corporal Punishment is harmful, only whether there are associations and if so, to find these associations so that they may be helpful to others who do intend to tackle the Corporal Punishment debate. This research along with accompanying information is what will be presented and discussed.

Presenter: Kytrena Vedder (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Sociology
Location: 204 Holmes
Time: 9:35 am (Session I)