Child Home Safety

Factors Affecting Parental Perception and Response to Risk

Current research on how parents practice safety and their response to the risk of unintentional injury among young children has much to offer the development of effective interventions. This qualitative study explores how factors identified in the literature fit the experience of New Zealand parents and identifies additional influences that may impact on how parents perceive and respond to injury risk in the home environment.

– To identify from the literature factors that may influence parental perception of, and response to, risk of unintentional injury among preschool children in the home environment; and
– To explore aspects of these factors in depth to obtain an understanding from parents of how they aid or hinder perceptions and responses to risk.

Project Team: Jean Simpson, Rob McGee, Geoff Fougere, Chrystal Jaye


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