Table 2: Percentages of parents reporting belief that corporal punishment is necessary to rear the target child.

Mothers’ beliefFathers’ belief
GirlsBoys GirlsBoys

China 20
Colombia
Italy
Jordan
Kenya
Philippines
Sweden
Thailand
U.S.A.
Full sample


Note. Values reflect the percentages of parents who reported that they believe that using corporal punishment is necessary to rear the target child and Chi-square tests of differences by child gender.