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      Spanking and Child Outcomes: Old Controversies and New Meta-Analyses

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          Whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children continues to be the source of considerable debate among both researchers and the public. This article addresses 2 persistent issues, namely whether effect sizes for spanking are distinct from those for physical abuse, and whether effect sizes for spanking are robust to study design differences. Meta-analyses focused specifically on spanking were conducted on a total of 111 unique effect sizes representing 160,927 children. Thirteen of 17 mean effect sizes were significantly different from zero and all indicated a link between spanking and increased risk for detrimental child outcomes. Effect sizes did not substantially differ between spanking and physical abuse or by study design characteristics.

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          Journal
          8802265
          21671
          J Fam Psychol
          J Fam Psychol
          Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
          0893-3200
          1939-1293
          10 March 2021
          07 April 2016
          June 2016
          25 March 2021
          : 30
          : 4
          : 453-469
          Affiliations
          Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
          School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
          Author notes
          Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 108 E. Dean Keeton St., Stop A2702, Austin, TX 78712. liz.gershoff@ 123456austin.utexas.edu
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          PMC7992110 PMC7992110 7992110 nihpa1676376
          10.1037/fam0000191
          7992110
          27055181
          58eee696-7dc8-4aa7-891a-8e7139c0f6e1
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          spanking,discipline,physical punishment,meta-analysis
          spanking, discipline, physical punishment, meta-analysis

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