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Survey 1 Running Head: Spanking and Corporal Punishment

Spanking and Corporal Punishment Survey #1 Shanice Elliott SOWK 300 Section 2 Ms. McArthur October 8, 2011

Survey 2

Introduction A survey on spanking and corporal punishment was given in order to evaluate the views of college students attending Tuskegee University. Spanking and corporal punishment is the intended infliction of pain on one’s body for the purposes of punishment. Things like spanking, slapping, and hitting with objects are examples of corporal punishment. Three background questions were given on age, class, and gender; as well as seven opinion questions. These questions will help me interpret the data. By evaluating the results of this survey I will find the different opinions on each college student depending on their age, classification, and gender. These results will be supported from the data I collect and interpret.

Survey 3 Results Table 1 Age of the Respondents

age under 21 21-24 25-40 41-54 55 and over n/a

frequency 71 26 1 0 0 2

percent 71% 26% 1% 0% 0% 2%

Table 2 Classification of Respondents

classification freshmen sophomore juniors seniors graduate students vet school

frequency 18 44 18 16 4 0

percent 18% 44% 18% 16% 4% 0%

Survey 4 Table 3 Gender of Respondents

gender

frequency

percent

female male n/a

65 34 1

22% 79% 2%

Table 4 Do you think it’s okay to spank your children as a means of discipline?

responses

frequency

percent

no yes n/a

37 61 2

37% 61% 2%

Survey 5 Table 5 Did your parents spank you as a means of discipline?

responses

frequency

percent

yes no n/a

65 33 2

65% 33% 2%

Table 6 Should parents be allowed to use corporal punishment to discipline their children?

responses

frequency

percent

yes no n/a

69 30 1

69% 30% 1%

Survey 6 Table 7 Does corporal punishment work better than other disciplinary methods that don’t involve physical pain?

responses

frequency

percent

yes no n/a

68 30 2

68% 30% 2%

Table 8 Have you ever been in trouble with the police?

responses

frequency

Percent

yes no n/a

32 67 1

32% 67% 1%

Survey 7 Table 9 Overall, do you think that you deserved the punishment that your parents/guardians used on you when you were a child?

responses

frequency

percent

yes no n/a

57 39 4

57% 39% 4%

Table 10 How likely do you think you will spank your children as a means of discipline? With 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.

responses

frequency

percent

1 2 3 4 5 n/a

16 14 33 17 19 1

16% 14% 33% 17% 19% 1%

Survey 8 Discussion Univariate graph 1 Univariate graph 2 Univariate graph 3 Univariate graph 4 Univariate graph 5 Univariate graph 6 Univariate graph 7 Univariate graph 8 Bivariate graph 1 Bivariate graph 2 Bivariate graph 3 Multivariate graph 1 Multivariate graph 2

Survey 9

Age of Respondents

under 21 26% 21-24 25-40 41-54 55 and over 71% n/a

Classification of Respondents
0% 4% 16% 18% freshmen sophmore junior 18% senior graduate student vet school 44%

Survey 10

Gender of Respondents

34% female male 65%

The age of most of the respondents that took the survey was 21 and under and between the ages of 21 to 24.The age group 21 and under recorded the highest percentage with 71%. The classifications of most of the respondents were freshmen, sophomore, and juniors. The classification group sophomores recorded the highest percentage with 44%. The classifications of the least were seniors with 16% and graduate students with 4%. The genders of most of the respondents were females with a percentage of 65% and the least were of males with 34%.

Survey 11

Do you think its okay to spank children as a means of discipline?
2%

37%

no yes n/a

61%

This graph shows an overwhelming percentage of respondents who think it’s okay to spank their children as a mean of discipline. 61% of female and male respondents responded with a yes to spanking children as a means of discipline. 37% of female and male respondents responded with a no to spanking children as a means of discipline. As you can see majority of the college students attending Tuskegee University thinks that it is okay to spank children as a means of discipline.

Survey 12

Did your parents spank you as a means of discipline?
2%

33%

yes no n/a 65%

This chart shows the respondents that did and did not receive corporal punishment as a means of discipline when they were a kid. The data shows that majority of the respondents did receive punishment as a means of discipline. 65% percent of the respondents did receive corporal punishment as a means of discipline. While 33% percent of the respondents did not receive corporal punishment as a means of discipline. As you can see data shows that since most college students received corporal punishment as a means of discipline we can say this is a result as to why most of them think it’s okay to spank children.

Survey 13

Should parents be allowed to use corporal punishment to discipline their children?
1%

30% yes no n/a 69%

This chart shows whether or not respondents think it’s okay for parents to spank their children. As a result majority of the respondents think it’s okay for parents to use corporal punishment to discipline their children. 69% of the respondents think that it’s okay for parents to use corporal punishment on their children. While 30% of the respondents think that’s it’s not okay for parents to use corporal punishment on their children. By way of choice you can see that most students think parents should be allowed to use corporal punishment to discipline their children.

Survey 14

Does corporal punishment work better than other discplinary methods that don't involve physical pain?
2%

30%

yes no n/a 68%

This chart shows how many respondents think whether or not that corporal punishment works better than other disciplinary methods that don’t involve physical pain. As a result most college students feel as if corporal punishment is the only way to discipline your children. 68% of the respondents think that corporal punishment works better than other disciplinary methods that don’t involve physical pain while 30% of the respondents think otherwise. Leaving 2% unsure if that is or isn’t the only way to discipline your child.

Survey 15

Have you ever been in trouble with the police?
1%

32% yes no n/a 67%

This chart shows how many people have and haven’t been in trouble with police. As a result majority of college students have not been in trouble with the police. 67% of the respondents have not been in trouble with the police while 32% of the respondents have been in trouble with the police. 1% of the respondents decided to leave this question unanswered. Although this question does not indicate that you have a history of violence or criminal behavior. There is a connection of problems that lead to you receiving corporal punishment as a means of discipline.

Survey 16

Overall, do you think that you deserved the punishment that your parents/guardians used on you when you were a child?
4%

yes 39% 57% no n/a

This chart shows how many college students thought they did or didn’t deserve the punishment that their parents or guardians used on them when they were kids. Having to take a guess you would think that most college students would disagree with their parents inflicting physical pain. Although as people get older they are mature about decisions they make as well as how they answer them. With that being said more mature students would answer the question honestly. As a result this data shows that majority of the respondents think that they deserved the punishment that their parents inflicted on them when they were a child. 57% of the respondents agreed that they deserved the physical punishment inflected on them by their parents. While 39% of the college students disagreed. 4% of the respondents decided to keep their responses to themselves and leave the question answered.

Survey 17

How likely do you think you will spank your children as a means of discipline? With 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.
1% 16%

19%

1 2 14% 3 4 5 n/a

17%

33%

This chart shows how likely respondents think they will or won’t spank their children as a means of discipline; with 1 being unlikely and 5 being very likely. While the majority of the respondents believed that it is okay to use corporal punishment as a means of discipline less than half responded that they would not be using it on their children. A slightly larger percent of respondents will not be using corporal punishment as a means of punishment on their children even though an overwhelming amount believes it is okay to use such punishment. As a result this data shows that most college students will be using corporal punishment as a means of disciplines on their children. This graph gives you a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being unlikely and 5 being very likely. Starting from 1 on the scale 16% of respondents are very unlikely to use corporal punishment as a means of discipline. While starting from 2 on the scale 14% also said that it was unlikely. Starting from 3 on the scale 33% of the respondents are neutral. While the majority of the respondents believed that it is okay to use corporal punishment as a means of discipline more than half responded that they would not be using it on their children. Being 4 on the scale 17% of the respondents are likely to use corporal punishment. As well as

Survey 18 being 5 on the scale 19% will also being using corporal punishment on their kids. Out of the 100 respondents 1% decided to leave the question unanswered.

Survey 19

By age of respondents how likely is it you will use corporal punishment as a means of discipline for your children?
30%

25%

20% under 21 15% 21-24 25-40 10% 41-54 55 and over 5%

0% 1 2 3 4 5

This graphs shows how likely the respondents by age will spank their children on a scale from 1 to 5. With 1 being unlikely and 5 being very likely. The respondents age being 24 and under are the majority of the respondents that answered this question on the survey on how likely do you think you will spank your children as a means of discipline. Majority of the respondents with the age of 21 and under on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 3. The majority of the respondents with the age from 21 to 24 on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 5 as being very likely to inflict pain on their children. 24% percent of the respondents of the age 21 and under on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 3 as being neutral. 9% percent of the respondents from the ages 21 to 24 on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 5 as being very likely. 2% of the respondents from the ages 25 to 40 on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 1 as being very unlikely. 14% of the respondents of the ages 21 and under on a scale from 1 to 5 chose 1 as being unlikely. As you can

Survey 20 see from the data majority of the respondents chose 3 on a scale from 1 to 5 as being in the middle on whether or not they will spank their children.

Survey 21

By Classification how likely do you think you will spank your children as a means of discipline?
18% 16% 14% 12% percentages 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0% freshmen soph junior Classification senior Gstudent very unlikely unlikely maybe likely very likely

This graph shows by classification how likely do they think they will spank their children as a means of discipline. Major of the respondents that responded to this question were sophomore. A slightly larger percent of respondents will not be using corporal punishment as a means of punishment on their children even though a devastating number believes it is okay to use corporal punishment. Majority of sophomores responded maybe as to using corporal punishment as a means of punishment on their children. Sophomore’s respondents led the way with 16% of respondents marking maybe. While freshmen fell behind with 7% being very unlikely to use corporal punishment as a means discipline for their children. A slightly larger percent of respondents will not be using corporal punishment as a means of punishment on their children.

Survey 22

By classification of females do you think it’s okay to spank your children?
30% 25% 20% Percentages 15% no 10% 5% 0% freshmen soph junior Classification senior Gstudent yes

This graph shows by classification of females if the respondents think it’s okay to spank children as a means of discipline. The respondent’s classifications are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. As a result majority of the respondents in each class responded to the question as yes. While others responded to the question on whether it’s okay to spank your children as a means of discipline with a no. As you can see most college students at Tuskegee University agrees that it is okay to spank your children but only as a means of a discipline. As a result of the data shown 18% of the respondents that are sophomore says yes while 10% say no. 7% percent of the juniors say yes while 3% say so no. 7% of the seniors also say yes while 4% say no. Of the respondents that are graduate student 1% say yes and 2% says no. By means of discipline majority of the class thinks it’s okay for parents to spank their children.

Survey 23 Summary and conclusion This assignment was conducted to survey 100 college students that attended Tuskegee University. The survey was meant to assess the views of the student’s opinions about spanking and corporal punishment. The results were attention-grabbing and were a good tool for assessing college student’s views on corporal punishment. The questions were in effect at getting to the point of exactly what the students views were on corporal punishment. The questions covered background information, opinion as well as calculation of the respondent’s views on corporal punishment. As a result my data for the survey was very effective. My data for the survey resulted in majority of the respondents responding that spanking and corporal punishment is okay as a means of discipline. While only few felt as if spanking and corporal punishment wasn’t a way to discipline your child and that their other ways of doing so. Seeing that we kept this survey to a minimum by asking only college students that attend Tuskegee University, which happens to be a historically black college, didn’t give us much of a variety of responses. In order to get a wider range of different respondents a background question of race would be a reference. Over all this survey did a good job at interpreting the data needed.