Perception of Secondary School Teachers about Corporal Punishment: A Barrier in Developing Teacher-Student Relationship

By Muhammad Aamir Hashmi, Saba Saeed and Saba Zulfiqar. Ashi Zeshan (ed.)

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Corporal punishment is regarded as one of the basic theories used by teachers, even in the 21st century. Researchers point out that many teachers believe that corporal punishment is necessary to make the teaching–learning process effective, but it is the main obstacle in developing a healthy relationship between students and teachers, which is very important in enhancing the learning process in the classroom. Therefore, this research study is designed to showcase the perception of secondary school teachers views on using corporal punishment for maintaining discipline, eradicating bad habits of children, personal development, cognitive development and in examinations. The sample of the study consisted of ten secondary schools from public and private sectors. A response of 209 teachers (112 female and 97 male) was taken on a structured questionnaire that consisted of five major factors, i.e. maintaining discipline, eradicating bad habits of children, personal development, cognitive development, and examinations. Data was analyzed through mean, standard deviation and t-test. The majority of teachers agree with most of the statements, stating that they are in favor of corporal punishment, but there was no significant difference found with respect to gender and sector.

Keywords: Corporal Punishment, Teacher Student Relationship

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp.95-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 847.802KB).

Dr. Muhammad Aamir Hashmi

Assistant Professor, Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Aamir Hashmi is working as a Lecturer, and has a PhD in Education and a Post Doc from the University of Minnesota, USA. I Dr. Muhammad Aamir Hashmi has 10 years of teaching and research experience. Hasmi’s 8 research papers have been published in reputable journals. Hasmi has attended more than 10 international conferences and has visited more than 10 countries including USA, Japan, Australia, India, Denmark, Paris, Sweden, and Romania. Two of Hasmi’s students have completed their PhD and M. Phil. theses and are waiting for Viva. Hasmi has supervised more than 35 students at the postgraduate level and has the ability to work in multicultural environments.

Ashi Zeshan

Lecturer, Department of Business Education, Institute of Education and Research, Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Ashi Zeshan has been working as a Lecturer since 2002 and has submitted a PhD thesis and is waiting for viva voce. Zeshan has attended and presented research papers at three international conferences.

Saba Saeed

Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

She has completed her degree in Research and Assessment and is now seeking a job. She completed her thesis on corporal punishment. Her areas of interest include educational psychology and teacher education.

Saba Zulfiqar

Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

She has completed her degree in Research and Assessment and is now seeking a job. She completed her thesis on corporal punishment. Her areas of interest include educational measurement and evaluation.

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