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Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families.

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Gershoff, ET; Lansford, JE; Sexton, HR; Davis-Kean, P; Sameroff, AJ
Published in: Child development
May 2012

This study examined whether the longitudinal links between mothers' use of spanking and children's externalizing behaviors are moderated by family race/ethnicity, as would be predicted by cultural normativeness theory, once mean differences in frequency of use are controlled. A nationally representative sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families (n = 11,044) was used to test a cross-lagged path model from 5 to 8 years old. While race/ethnic differences were observed in the frequency of spanking, no differences were found in the associations of spanking and externalizing over time: Early spanking predicted increases in children's externalizing while early child externalizing elicited more spanking over time across all race/ethnic groups.

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Child development

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EISSN

1467-8624

ISSN

0009-3920

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

83

Issue

3

Start / End Page

838 / 843

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Racial Groups
  • Punishment
  • Parents
  • Marital Status
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Family Characteristics
 

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Gershoff, E. T., Lansford, J. E., Sexton, H. R., Davis-Kean, P., & Sameroff, A. J. (2012). Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families. Child Development, 83(3), 838–843. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01732.x
Gershoff, Elizabeth T., Jennifer E. Lansford, Holly R. Sexton, Pamela Davis-Kean, and Arnold J. Sameroff. “Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families.Child Development 83, no. 3 (May 2012): 838–43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01732.x.
Gershoff ET, Lansford JE, Sexton HR, Davis-Kean P, Sameroff AJ. Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families. Child development. 2012 May;83(3):838–43.
Gershoff, Elizabeth T., et al. “Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families.Child Development, vol. 83, no. 3, May 2012, pp. 838–43. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01732.x.
Gershoff ET, Lansford JE, Sexton HR, Davis-Kean P, Sameroff AJ. Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families. Child development. 2012 May;83(3):838–843.
Journal cover image

Published In

Child development

DOI

EISSN

1467-8624

ISSN

0009-3920

Publication Date

May 2012

Volume

83

Issue

3

Start / End Page

838 / 843

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Racial Groups
  • Punishment
  • Parents
  • Marital Status
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Family Characteristics