Kenneth A. Dodge

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   Author = {Lansford, JE and Sharma, C and Malone, PS and Woodlief, D and Dodge, KA and Oburu, P and Pastorelli, C and Skinner, AT and Sorbring, E and Tapanya,
             S and Tirado, LMU and Zelli, A and Al-Hassan, SM and Alampay, LP and Bacchini, D and Bombi, AS and Bornstein, MH and Chang, L and Deater-Deckard, K and Di Giunta and L},
   Title = {Corporal Punishment, Maternal Warmth, and Child Adjustment:
             A Longitudinal Study in Eight Countries},
   Journal = {Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology : the
             Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and
             Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association,
             Division 53},
   Volume = {43},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {670-685},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {1537-4416},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Two key tasks facing parents across cultures are managing
             children's behaviors (and misbehaviors) and conveying love
             and affection. Previous research has found that corporal
             punishment generally is related to worse child adjustment,
             whereas parental warmth is related to better child
             adjustment. This study examined whether the association
             between corporal punishment and child adjustment problems
             (anxiety and aggression) is moderated by maternal warmth in
             a diverse set of countries that vary in a number of
             sociodemographic and psychological ways. Interviews were
             conducted with 7- to 10-year-old children (N = 1,196; 51%
             girls) and their mothers in 8 countries: China, Colombia,
             Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, and the
             United States. Follow-up interviews were conducted 1 and 2
             years later. Corporal punishment was related to increases,
             and maternal warmth was related to decreases, in children's
             anxiety and aggression over time; however, these
             associations varied somewhat across groups. Maternal warmth
             moderated the effect of corporal punishment in some
             countries, with increases in anxiety over time for children
             whose mothers were high in both warmth and corporal
             punishment. The findings illustrate the overall association
             between corporal punishment and child anxiety and aggression
             as well as patterns specific to particular countries.
             Results suggest that clinicians across countries should
             advise parents against using corporal punishment, even in
             the context of parent-child relationships that are otherwise
             warm, and should assist parents in finding other ways to
             manage children's behaviors. © 2014 Copyright Taylor &
             Francis Group, LLC.},
   Doi = {10.1080/15374416.2014.893518},
   Key = {fds271922}

   Author = {Lansford, JE and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Cultural Norms for Adult Corporal Punishment of Children and
             Societal Rates of Endorsement and Use of
   Journal = {Parenting, Science and Practice},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {257-270},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {July},
   ISSN = {1529-5192},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that societal rates of
             corporal punishment of children predict societal levels of
             violence, using "culture" as the unit of analysis. DESIGN:
             Data were retrieved from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
             of anthropological records, which includes 186 cultural
             groups, to represent the world's 200 provinces based on
             diversity of language, economy, political organization,
             descent, and historical time. Independent coders rated the
             frequency and harshness of corporal punishment of children,
             inculcation of aggression in children, warfare,
             interpersonal violence among adults, and demographic,
             socioeconomic, and parenting covariates. RESULTS: More
             frequent use of corporal punishment was related to higher
             rates of inculcation of aggression in children, warfare, and
             interpersonal violence. These relations held for inculcation
             of aggression in children and warfare after controlling for
             demographic, socioeconomic, and parenting confounds.
             CONCLUSION: More frequent use of corporal punishment is
             related to higher prevalence of violence and endorsement of
             violence at a societal level. The findings are consistent
             with theories that adult violence becomes more prevalent in
             contexts in which corporal punishment is frequent, that the
             use of corporal punishment increases the probability that
             children will engage in violent behaviors during adulthood,
             and that violence in one social domain tends to influence
             behavior in other domains. If corporal punishment leads to
             higher levels of societal violence, then reducing parents'
             use of corporal punishment should lead to reductions in
             societal violence manifested in other ways.},
   Doi = {10.1080/15295190802204843},
   Key = {fds272081}

   Author = {Deater-Deckard, K and Bates, JE and Dodge, KA and Pettit,
   Title = {Physical discipline among African American and European
             American mothers: Links to children's externalizing
   Journal = {Developmental Psychology},
   Volume = {32},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {1065-1072},
   Publisher = {American Psychological Association (APA)},
   Year = {1996},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {0012-1649},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The aim of this study was to test whether the relation
             between physical discipline and child aggression was
             moderated by ethnic-group status. A sample of 466 European
             American and 100 African American children from a broad
             range of socioeconomic levels were followed from
             kindergarten through 3rd grade. Mothers reported their use
             of physical discipline in interviews and questionnaires, and
             mothers, teachers, and peers rated children's externalizing
             problems annually. The interaction between ethnic status and
             discipline was significant for teacher- and peer-rated
             externalizing scores; physical discipline was associated
             with higher externalizing scores, but only among European
             American children. These findings provide evidence that the
             link between physical punishment and child aggression may be
             culturally specific. Copyright 1996 by the American
             Psychological Association, Inc.},
   Doi = {10.1037/0012-1649.32.6.1065},
   Key = {fds272236}