The research that deals with the practices of disciplining children in Kosovo got published

02 Dhjetor 2022

The study titled "Child Discipline Practices in Kosovo: Attitudes and Sociodemographic Correlates" was published in the international scientific journal: Journal of Family Violence, in Springer Nature.

This study examines the disciplinary practices of parents in Kosovo, using data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 5), collected in 2013 and 2014, through the family survey program supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The findings show that children in Kosovo, regardless of gender, are highly exposed to violent (61.4%) and non-violent (31%) disciplining. Parents who had more tolerant attitudes towards the use of physical violence used more violence as a means of discipline. These included psychological violence to physical punishment. The findings of the study highlight the urgent need to promote positive parenting practices through education and legislation in order to ensure a safe and conducive environment for children's healthy growth and development.

The authors of this paper are: Kaltrina Kelmendi, Aliriza Arënliu and Teuta Halimi. You may find more about the findings of the study at the following link: Child Discipline Practices in Kosovo: Attitudes and Sociodemographic Correlates | SpringerLink