FSD2769 Attitudes towards Corporal Punishment of Children in Finland, Autumn 2008: Trend

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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 dataset continues the Central Union for Child Welfare study that investigates the use of corporal punishment in upbringing and attitudes towards it in Finland. Face-to-face interviews were carried out in September 2008 as part of an Omnibus study monthly conducted by Taloustutkimus.

The data comprise one statement: "Using corporal punishment to discipline children is acceptable, at least in exceptional circumstances", and the respondents were asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed with it.

Background variables included, among others, the respondent's gender, age, employment status, economic activity and occupational status, marital status, household composition, level of education, consumer durables in the household, type of accommodation, region (NUTS3) of residence, Internet use, and number and ages of children living in the household.

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