Acceptability of physical punishment in child rearing by people who were victims of physical violence during childhood in Peru

Authors

  • Alejandra Burela Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública (UNAGESP), Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú.
  • Marina Piazza Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública (UNAGESP), Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
  • German F Alvarado Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
  • Alfonso Gushiken Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
  • Fabián Fiestas Unidad de Análisis y Generación de Evidencias en Salud Pública (UNAGESP), Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.314.116

Keywords:

Violence, Punishment, Child abuse, Child

Abstract

Objectives. This study evaluated the association between having been a victim of physical violence during childhood and the acceptability, in later life, towards the use of physical punishment in child rearing. Materials and methods. A secondary analysis was conducted of a study on violence in 6,399 people over 14 years of age living in the cities of Lima, Callao, Maynas, Arequipa, Cusco, Trujillo and Huamanga. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were used to estimate statistical associations. Results. The acceptability of the use of physical punishment in child rearing is higher in people who were victims of physical abuse during childhood compared with non-victimized people (OR = 1.8; 95% CI: 1.5-2 1; p <0.001) after adjusting for potential confounders. Conclusions. People exposed to physical violence during childhood are more likely to accept or justify violence in adulthood, which could help maintain this child rearing practice from one generation to the next. Initiatives aimed at preventing the use of physical punishment in child rearing should be implemented to reduce the tendency to reproduce the action of violence by victimized people.

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Published

2014-12-01

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Burela A, Piazza M, Alvarado GF, Gushiken A, Fiestas F. Acceptability of physical punishment in child rearing by people who were victims of physical violence during childhood in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 May 29];31(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/116

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