The Impacts of Corporal Punishment on Students’ Academic Performance/Career and Personality Development Up-To Secondary Level Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 12; July 2011
11 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 12, 2012
Abstract Corporal punishment is one of the hazardous aspects in educational course of an individual/student that is persevering to vacate the roots of personality development and academic career of the subject students. This study describes The Impacts of Corporal Punishment on Students’ Academic Career and Personality Development up-to Secondary Level Education. The study was conducted in Chakdara town and adjacent areas of District Dir (Lower), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Data was collected from 360 respondents of primary and high schools’ students using stratified random sampling technique through proportional allocation method using interview schedule. The data was analyzed by applying Chi-square test and processed in the form of tables, while discussions have been made on the basis of findings and results. The results show that corporal punishment has multidimensional impacts upon students’ academic performance/career, psyche and personality development. The study suggests that teachers’ education, training and awareness regarding curbing ways of corporal punishment and adopting alternative ways to correct students’ misbehavior is inevitable.
Keywords: Corporal punishment, Secondary education, Academic performance, Personality development
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