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Corporal Punishment as a Means of Discipline for Children (A Case Study of District Nowshera, Kpk – Pakistan)

Muhammad Ibrar & Raazia Hassan Naqvi

Abstract
Corporal punishment means a physical contact designed to inflict pain or distress, usually
referring to an adult inflicting pain on a child at home or at school. This paper examines the
view that corporal punishment creates a sense of self-discipline in the child, through
surveying teachers and students in District Nowshera in Pakistan. Proportionate random
sampling technique was used for selection of schools and lottery for selection of 20 teachers
and 80 students. Findings suggest that ninety percent of the teachers use punishment and
almost half of these use corporal punishment. All of the students reported having
experienced corporal punishment.

Keywords: Punishment, Discipline, Schools, Teachers, Students