Socio-Psychological Impacts of Corporal Punishment on Secondary School Children (A study of Secondary School Teachers in District Zhob, Balochistan)

Mamoon Khan, Saima Afzal, Muntazir Mehdi, Muhammad Meesum Hassan, Naveed Farah


In the public debate, there is controversy regarding the use of corporal punishment as a way to correct the abuse of a child. This research endeavor was directed to find out the impacts of corporal punishment on students’ socio-psychological development. The researcher focused on finding out the reasons for corporal punishment and approaches to remove factors of corporal punishment for schools because it affects the psychological development of students. The main objectives of this study were to study the opinion of school teachers regarding corporal punishments, to explore the impacts of corporal punishment on school students and to analyze the effects of corporal punishment on the educational development of students. In the present study, the researcher used the quantitative research method to explore the sociological and psychological impacts of corporal punishment on secondary school children. All the teachers of secondary schools in District Zhob were the population of the study. 121 respondents from ten different schools were selected through multistage simple random sampling and data were collected through a questionnaire. It was found that a variety of reasons have brought a decline in the use of punitive acts in schools these include legal, social and educational aspects. Teachers are legally prevented from giving punishments to students while on the other hand awareness level among teachers has increased regarding the ill use of such punishment to bring about improvements among students. The old and traditional teaching methods have evolved due to teaching training courses and most the teachers believe that corporal punishment has many negative effects and impacts on children.


Corporal Punishment, Impacts of Corporal Punishment, Socio-Psychological Impacts of Corporal Punishment. Corporal Punishment and Health.


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