Methods of punishment used by Turkish mothers of preschoolers

Kan U. D.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.106, no.2, pp.533-549, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.106.2.533-549
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-549
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The goal of this study was to describe the punishments that Turkish mothers use with their preschool-aged children. 129 mothers with children between 3 and 6 years old were included in the study. Mothers completed a data collection form prepared by the researcher. Punishments mothers applied and mothers' age and education and children's age and sex were examined by chi-squared analysis. Mothers used various punishments with children. Some punishments were used with high frequency. Mothers' age and education and children's age and sex were not related to types of punishment used.