Monday, September 20, 2010

ESRI Seminar - Parenting Styles and Discipline. 23rd September.

ESRI Research Seminar: Parenting Styles and Discipline in Ireland: Parental Attitudes and Practices
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.Date: 23/09/2010.
Time: 4 p.m.
Dr Ann Marie Halpenny (Dublin Institute of Technology), Dr Elizabeth Nixon (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Dorothy Watson (ESRI).

The profound influence of parenting practices on children’s development has been widely documented. A large body of research literature in the UK, USA and Australia has focused on the links between parenting styles, parental discipline responses, child behaviour and children’s psychological well-being (Smith et al, 2005; Gershoff, 2002; Parke, 2002; Eisenberg et al, 2001). Yet, we have little available information about parental beliefs about and attitudes to the use of physical punishment as a form of discipline with children in Ireland. The present study adopted a telephone survey methodology involving interviews with 1,353 women and men, with at least one child under 18 years of age living in private households. In this paper, key findings are presented on parental discipline responses to children in the Irish context, with a particular focus upon parents’ attitudes to and rationales for the use of physical punishment with their children.
All welcome, no booking necessary.

ESRI Seminars are an opportunity for research staff to present work in progress. They are aimed at other researchers and those with a particular interest in the research topic. As presentations of work in progress, they do not report final conclusions and are not for quotation.

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