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Proceedings of the SchoRes International Conference on Education

Impact of Corporal Punishment on the Academic Achievement of Students

Zubaida, Amjad Reba

Corporal punishment is a physical punishment. It is a punishment in which physical force is intended to the cause some degree of pain or discomfort. It includes hitting the children with hand or with a cane, strip or with any other object, kicking, shaking, or throwing children, scratching, pinching, pulling their ears and their hairs etc. Thus it is the harmful form of punishment which discourages the children. The study was conducted in District Chitral. Data was collected from 100 respondents of primary school students using random sampling technique through proportional allocation method using interview schedule. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics. It is an essential strategy for all form of violence in societies. As special strategy for ending of corporal punishment to make more visible through research interviewing children and is a universal issue, so in most countries worldwide the initiative builds a global map of the prevalence and legality of corporal punishment. Also in the right of children article 19 it is stated that to protect children from all form of physical and other punishment.  The main purpose of the study is to know whether corporal punishment is given in school. The major objective is to know whether teachers know the philosophy of punishment and punishes the student accordingly. While discussions have been made on the basis of findings and results. For the said purpose questionnaire survey method was adopted and it was find out that majority of students and teachers are against the corporal punishment. The study suggests the teacher’s education, training and awareness regarding hold back ways of corporal punishment and affect alternative ways to correct students’ misbehavior is irresistible.

Corporal punishment, Academic achievement, Personality development.

Proceedings of the SchoRes International Conference on Education
20-22 February 2023
Peshawar, Pakistan
Global Digital Library
30 June 2023
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