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This study examines the implications of corporal punishment on student discipline and academic performance within the Berekum municipality's learning institutions. Through quantitative analysis, the research assesses the perceptions of students on the effectiveness of corporal punishment and explores the psychological and educational outcomes associated with its use. The study also investigates the ramifications of a corporal punishment ban, considering alternative school disciplinary strategies. Findings suggest a polarized view on the necessity of corporal punishment, with some advocating for its role in maintaining order. In contrast, others highlight its negative impact on student morale and engagement. The research further reveals a trend towards alternative disciplinary measures post-ban, such as counseling, parental involvement, and the empowerment of student leaders, which align with the educational shift towards more empathetic and constructive approaches. This study contributes to the ongoing discourse on student discipline, suggesting a need for an integrated disciplinary framework that emphasizes positive behavioral support, the psychological well-being of students, and the development of a supportive educational environment.


Corporal Punishment Student Discipline Academic Achievement Behavioral Interventions Positive Reinforcement Student Well-being Educational Practices Classroom Management

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Dennis, K., & Owusu-Addo, A. (2023). The Implications of Corporal Punishment on Student Discipline and Academic Performance Within the Berekum Municipality. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research, 11(5), 1686–1700.


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