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Dr. Eric Landrum


The present research examined the significance of methods of discipline used by parents and how they affect their child's self-esteem. This study measured the association between being spanked as a child and the participant's level of self-esteem. Individuals were given a questionnaire which asked about methods of discipline their parents used on them, how the reacted toward those methods of discipline, and how they would rate their self-esteem overall. The results indicated that there was not a significant association between those who were spanked as children and those who believed that it was harmful to spank a child. Overall, my results showed that spanking did not show to be significantly harmful to self-esteem.