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The roles of child, parent and environmental factors in pedestrian supervision.
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PMID:  22145908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pedestrian injuries are a significant health risk to children, particularly those 5-9 years of age. Surprisingly, few studies have explored parent-related factors that may moderate this risk. We examined parental supervision choices in the context of child pedestrian experience, parent perceptual factors and varying levels of environmental risk. A series of street crossing scenarios were used to examine the roles of child, parent and environmental factors in determining parents' supervision choices. Parents recognised differing levels of risk across environmental conditions and altered their supervision choices accordingly. Child age and parental risk perception were significantly predictive of supervision choices. Our results demonstrate that parents assess multiple factors when determining the intensity of supervision necessary for their children. Notably, parents adjust their supervision in direct relation to changes in the physical environment. Implications of these findings for injury prevention and future research are discussed.
Benjamin K Barton; John Huston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of injury control and safety promotion     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-7319     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247254     Medline TA:  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Department of Psychology and Communication Studies , University of Idaho , PO Box 443043 , Moscow , ID , 83844-3043 , USA.
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