The paper “ Impact of Violent Punishment on Children’ s Behaviors and Social Development" is a meaningful example of a research proposal on social science. Violent punishment or much commonly called corporal punishment among children is one of the many issues that school institutions, family related organizations and even most governments around the world have been dealing with. As it happens, all sides have their own perspective on why violent punishments are necessary for the children’ s growth and development. For the teachers and other educational facilitators, they view violent punishments (such as spanking) as a way to correct the bad behaviors of the children-students.
Teachers reveal that it should only be on special occasions when corporal punishment should be imposed on children-students, and when it does it should be in a way that will motivate the students to do better and learn what is right and what is not. As for the family members, particularly the parents, violent punishments are seen to be part of the normal family life. Most parents believe that spanking and sometimes hitting their children is needed especially if their children are naughty and hyperactive.
They need to do that so that they will learn to behave and act properly with or without them around. Bad words, as part of violent punishments, are not necessary but sometimes most parents could not help giving it to their children particularly during the times that they could not control their emotions anymore (as cased by extreme anger, tiredness and/or depression). With these differences in point of view, the impact of such violent punishments to children has then become worth studying. This paper will hope to answer the general problem statement which is: What are the effects of violent punishments on children’ s overall behavior and social development?
Specifically, this paper will be intended to answer the following questions: What is the real definition of violent and/or corporal punishment and its relation to deviant acts? What are the different forms of violent punishments that are normally given to children? How can one categorize the various psychological and behavioral effects of such punishments to children? What are the perceptions of some people who have experienced being punished when they were still young? Objectives, Hypothesis, and Significance of the Study This paper will be aimed at studying the effects of violent punishments on children’ s overall behavior and social development.
Specifically, this paper will be intended for: Defining violent and/or corporal punishment Analyzing the different forms of violent punishments that are normally given to children Categorizing the different psychological and behavioral effects of such punishments to children Recognizing the different point of views of some people who have experienced being punished when they were still young This paper hypothesized that violent punishments, though sometimes necessary, are only preventing the children to grow positively thus negatively affecting their behavior and social development.
More so, it is part of the hypothesis that the more the children receive violent punishment – may it be in action or in words – the more that he/she becomes defiant and rebellious. Lastly, it is also hypothesized that people who have seen and received an excessive amount of violent punishments while they were children tend to do the same to their own children in a way that violent punishments also become part of their ways of behaving their kids.