Variable CD12G : Hit him/her on the bottom with or elsewhere with a belt

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 3280 (3280)
Invalid: 2887 (2887)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: hh

One selected child per household aged 2-14
Source of information
Mother or caretaker of the selected child


Value Category Cases weighted
1 Yes 127 127 3.9%
2 No 682 682 20.8%
3 2464 2464 75.1%
9 Missing 7 7 0.2%
Sysmiss 2887 2887

All adults use certain ways to teach children the right behaviour or to address a behaviour problem.  I will read various methods that are used and I want you to tell me if you or anyone else in your household has used this method with (name) in the past month.
Literal question
Hit him/her on the bottom or elsewhere on the body with something like a belt, hairbrush, stick or other hard object.
Interviewer instructions
The following questions are specially designed to measure various ways in which parents discipline their children. These questions are not intended to cover ALL ways that parents use to discipline children, but do cover some of the more common methods. It is important that you ask each question in a neutral way - do not let your voice reflect approval or disapproval of the various discipline methods mentioned.

First, start with the introductory sentence in CD12.


Ask the selected child's mother or primary caretaker the questions in the Child Discipline module, beginning with CD12A. It is important to mention that we are interested in knowing only about what may have occurred during the past month - the 30 days preceding the survey.

When asking the questions, remind the respondent, from time to time, that you are asking about the last 30 days or one month, and that you are interested if she/he or anyone else has used this method with the child. Circle '1' for 'Yes' and '2' for 'No' in all questions up to CD12K.


Hitting a child with a hard object (this includes a belt) is a more severe form of physical punishment used by some parents/caretakers. It is considered more severe than spanking because more force can be exerted with a hard object than a bare hand. Some parents/caretakers use this form of punishment to teach a child not to engage in a bad behaviour. Remember, you are asking if the method of punishment was used with this child during the previous 30 days.
Generated: OCT-21-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit