Corporal punishment and its effects in children

Authors

  • Hem Sagar Rimal Department of Paediatrics, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kanchanbari-5, Biratnagar
  • Archana Pokharel Department of Psychology, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kanchanbari-5, Biratnagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v2i3.9968

Keywords:

Corporal punishment, Child rights, Legislative measures, Mental health

Abstract

Corporal punishment in children is still a major problem throughout the globe and more common in developing countries like Nepal. Several researches done across the globe have clearly established the fact that use of corporal punishment at home, school or alternative settings is associated with higher prevalence of externalizing behaviour of youth, substance use, depression, juvenile delinquency, poor academic performance and marital conflict as an adult. Authors have reviewed the journals, websites and books to find out the magnitude of problem in the national as well as international context. It has also looked at the long-term and short term adverse effects of corporal punishment in children, current legislative status, and suggested strategies to discipline children. Reinforcing legal actions against this practice can contribute to expedite the process to end corporal punishment of children globally with strong advocacy from paediatricians and other health professionals.

Journal of Kathmandu Medical College

 Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 5, Jul.-Sep., 2013 Page: 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v2i3.9968

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Author Biographies

Hem Sagar Rimal, Department of Paediatrics, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kanchanbari-5, Biratnagar

Consultant Paediatrician

Archana Pokharel, Department of Psychology, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kanchanbari-5, Biratnagar

Clinical Psychologist

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Published

2014-03-03

How to Cite

Rimal, H. S., & Pokharel, A. (2014). Corporal punishment and its effects in children. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 2(3), 156–161. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v2i3.9968

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Case Reports