Year of publication / 2023

Prevalence of physical punishment in Australia

This infographic outlines the prevalence of physical punishment in response to misbehaviours in Australia (separate to physical abuse). It provides data on the prevalence of the experience of corporal punishment as children, the use of corporal punishment by parents and community beliefs about the necessity of using physical punishment in raising children. It is based on data published in the Australian Journal of Social Issues.

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Suggested citation


Cite this Infographic: Haslam et al, 2023, Infographic: The state of smacking and physical punishment in Australia. QUT, Australia

Cite the original source:  Haslam et al, 2023, The prevalence of corporal punishment in Australia. Australian Journal of Social Issues (online first)