Domestic physical violence against children in urban and suburban areas in Vietnam from adults' perspectives and children's viewpoints

Published: 6 July 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/33nfbd55ph.1
Tú Anh


DATASET FOR THE STUDY TITLED: Domestic physical violence against children in urban and suburban areas in Vietnam: what adults view and what children perceive? The data show the perspectives of Vietnamese adults and children inhabiting urban and suburban areas about domestic physical violence against children in Vietnam, through a survey with seventy adults and a semi-structured interview with four children aged seventeen. The data show that most adults and children participating in the study view children as being innocent and incompetent, as well as in need of protection. Moreover, physical violence against children in the family is considered normal and acceptable for a large number of participants, including both adults (half of the total number) and children. The people disapproving of beating children emphasize the consequence of the activity, especially, negative impacts on children’s psychology; while the people approving mostly highlight the purpose of the activity, the circumstance that the activity happens, and the way of practice. There is a significant difference between males and females in their agreement with the activity of beating children in which males tend to support this activity more than females. Furthermore, although parents’ physical violence on children is believed to educate children, the actual reason for this behavior is adults’ incompetence of emotional regulation, making it become an irrational activity.


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The semi-structured interview with four 17-year-old children and a survey with 70 young people and adults were carried out to gather data.


Cordoba University


Human Rights, Early Childhood Education, Abuse of Children