Effect of Physical abuse and Punishment on Academic Performance


Abused children may have more difficulty with academic performance, self-control, self-image, and social relationships than children who are not abused.

Scientists have found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation.

  • It’s not the matter of physical injuries, it’s the matter of physiological scars.
  • Changes the behavior of the student.
  • Harsh physical punishments can affect a child in adulthood.
  • It reduces his/her understanding of the values being taught.
  • Poor self-esteem could be converted into poor academic performance.

The physical, mental, emotional and social growth of kids is all connected in a chain. Take good care of them.