Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse

Picture Credit – by Wesley Fryer Flickr

The University of Texas published an article outlining, “the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking,” it states that:

“The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking by experts at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan.”

One of the most controversial topics out there, this study produces interesting finds.