A Study of Perception of Various Stakeholders, Regarding Corporal Punishment and Student’s Achievement at Elementary School Level

Authors

  • Dr. Ghulam Murtaza University of Management & Technology, Lahore

Keywords:

Corporeal, Intentionally, Paddling, Canning, Slapping, Flogging, Spanking

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of corporal punishment on student’s achievement, on school discipline and on corrective measures. The study was delimited to 30 Govt. Boys schools (15 Elementary Schools +15 High Schools (only elementary sections of High schools were included) of district Khanewal. The study was delimited to 150 elementary students, 150 elementary teachers, 30 headmasters and 60 student’s parents. The total sample comprised of 390 stakeholders. Opinionaire of five point rating scale was developed for the students, teachers, headmasters and parents. The Opinionaire was based on student’s achievement, school discipline, punishment for corrective measures and ways of reduction of corporal punishment in schools. The Opinionaire for students contained 29 items, for teachers 38 items, for headmasters 36 items and for parents 35 items. The collected data was analyzed by using Mean score, SD and Z- test. Through this study, it was found that due to fear of corporal punishment, students become coward, they cannot express their feelings, they cannot create new ideas, they fall a prey to inferiority complex, their self-respect gets lost, they do not study whole heartedly, they do not take interest in studies, they learn to be cunning and dishonest and they leave the school forever.

Corporal punishment is not suitable for student’s moral. Corporal Punishment does not guarantee that the unacceptable behavior will be replaced by acceptable behavior and withdrawal of love from child has a bad influence on child’s personality. Corporal Punishment stops repetition of socially undesirable acts. Corporal Punishment helps to retain discipline in a school. Corporal Punishment can be given for the forbidden deed and constructive punishment that motivates socially approved manners is suitable for students. Corporal punishment can be reduced through the active co-operation of school management teachers, parents and society.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Murtaza, D. G. (2021). A Study of Perception of Various Stakeholders, Regarding Corporal Punishment and Student’s Achievement at Elementary School Level. ., 1(1), 35–49. Retrieved from https://jmr.com.pk/index.php/ojs/article/view/3