The present study examined the significance of methods of discipline used by parents and how these methods of discipline consequently affect multiple aspects of their child's development well into adulthood. Participants were young adults ranging from ages 18-55 recruited from various university psychology courses. The participants were given an online questionnaire measuring quantitative data. This questionnaire asked about methods of discipline the participant’s parents used on them, if they were ever spanked as children, if they believe spanking to be harmful to children, which methods of discipline made them feel worse, and how they would rate their current level of selfesteem, and about the quality of the parent-child relationship.
Del Toro, Monica S.
"Parental Discipline Styles: A Study of Its Effects on the Development of Young Adults at the University Level,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/mcnair_journal/vol7/iss1/6
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan