FSD2765 Attitudes towards Corporal Punishment of Children in Finland: Autumn 2006

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  • Sariola, Heikki (Central Union for Child Welfare)


child abuse, child protection, child safety, children, corporal punishment, domestic violence, parent attitude, parental role, parents


The data are part of Central Union for Child Welfare study that investigates the use of corporal punishment in upbringing and attitudes towards it in Finland. Telephone interviews were carried out in October 2006 as part of a Telebus study conducted by Taloustutkimus.

The respondents were asked whether they thought corporal punishment was acceptable at least in some cases, whether the respondents themselves had used different forms of corporal punishment (pulling hair, slapping, pinching etc.) or threatened own children with violence.

Background variables included, among others, gender, age, level of education, economic activity and occupational status, household composition, gross annual income of the household, and number and ages of children living in the household.

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