Depressed Dads Quicker to Spank Kids
Dads feeling down were four times more likely to hit their children.
Forty percent of depressed men said they spanked their 1-year-old child in the last month.
Dads feeling blue are more likely to spank their young children than dads in good spirits, US researchers have found. Forty percent of depressed men said they had spanked their kids in the last month, compared to only 13 percent of men without symptoms.
The researchers analyzed data gathered between 1999–2000 from 1,746 fathers from 16 US cities. Men were questioned about depression symptoms, spanking and interactions with their 1-year-olds. They weren’t, however, asked why they spanked or if a spanking resulted in any harm to the child.
Depression among fathers is strongly tied to unemployment, both of which are higher now than they were a decade ago. Although spanking can result in both physical and mental harm on a child, many people believe spanking is sometimes necessary. In a 2008 survey, 77 percent of men and 65 percent of woman said a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking.” The study doesn’t necessarily prove that depression leads to spanking in itself, but it does prove that dads feeling down were four times more likely to hit their children.70-417 MB2-702 70-487 70-243 70-414 70-177 70-416 98-366 C_TFIN22_64 C_TPLM30_65 C2020-703 C2030-283 C2040-406 C2180-277 C2180-400 70-480 70-483 70-412 70-463 MB2-700 7303 000-571 117-010 1Z0-117 1Z0-228 1Z0-465 1Z0-497 1Z0-511 1Z0-521 1Z0-851 MB2-700 70-417 MB2-702 70-487 70-243 70-414 70-466 70-331 EX300 1Z0-060 70-415 70-686 70-688 74-325 A00-211 C_FSUTIL_60 C2020-622 C2090-540 3001 3107 1Z0-053 1Z0-804 201-01 642-902 70-672 98-361 98-367 BH0-013 C2020-011 C2020-632