A Randomized Control Trial to Change Parental Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Physical Punishment of Children

Project Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a brief psycho-educational parent intervention strategy that aims to shift parental attitudes towards spanking and reduce the use of spanking to discipline children among parents in Genesee County. The findings of this study will contribute to promoting effective parenting support programs to families in Genesee County.

Work Description

The GSRA will support the faculty with various aspects of this project. Mainly, they will assist with survey and intervention material development, communication with community collaborators, recruitment and management of participants, assist participants with assessments, assist with intervention, send out assessments by email and mail, and entering data. Students will also have the chance to analyze and interpret data.

Requirements Description

Successful completion in at least one statistics course. 

Work Schedule

5-7 hours a week. Specific schedules will be discussed with the appropriate candidate.

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Social Work
Fall 2017 and Winter 2018
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
What majors can apply?
  • Early Childhood Education (MA)
  • Education (Ed.D./Ed.S.)
  • Education (MAC Program)
  • Educational Administration
  • Inclusive Education (MA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Social Sciences (MA)
  • Special Education (MA)
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Julie Ma
Social Work
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