The Association Between Corporal Punishment and Academic Performance in College Students Kaylee Frye & Jade Kalish a Research Methods Project supervised by Dr. Laura Wilson (Fall 2021) Kalish-poster check out these “elevator” talks from each group member
This study was super interesting! It is very cool that you created your own questions to include in the questionnaire as well. I would be interested in looking at the different types and severity levels of corporal punishment and see if that would yield any significant findings.
Nice job! I know that an issue my students have run into in the past is that students at UMW tend to have pretty caring and involved parents. While this is good news from our students, it makes it hard to measure the results of poor parenting. Did you get a sense of how much corporal punishment your subjects received, compared to the population as a whole?
One thing we know from operant studies in nonhuman animals is that punishment only tends to affect the overt behavior upon which it is contingent so long as the contingencies remain in place. This isn’t that special and doesn’t mean that punishment is ineffective, as easing other forms of contingencies (e.g., positive reinforcement) will also have the effect of relaxing behavioral control. Would you care to speculate on whether one might find that academic performance is a function of whether a student still lives with the parents that employed corporal punishment procedures?
I thought your study was very interesting! Do you think that the results may have been influenced by the majority female demographic? I wonder if there may be some gender bias in who experiences corporal punishment during childhood. It may be possible that boys are more likely to experience corporal punishment than girls (due to gender socialization).
Hi! I really enjoyed your presentation. After looking at the data and the demographics of the participants, do you think age could have been a factor? If the participants had been older and raised during a time when corporal punishment was maybe more common, would there be a more positive correlation between punishment and academic success?
I liked the topic of your presentation. was there a difference in the type of punishment that the male population got when compared to the female population? Do you think the results of your study would have been different if the sample size was equally divided when it came to gender or if the male population was more than the female population?