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A Study of Infants' Injury-Risk Behaviours at Various Stages of Motor Development: A Longitudinal Study

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Bryant, Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01T14:41:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-01T14:41:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-08
dc.date.created 2017-08-28
dc.date.issued 2017-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11482
dc.description.abstract In Canada, unintentional injury represents the leading cause of death among young children. Infants remain particularly vulnerable as they are gaining access to hazards through increased mobility, yet unable to properly assess and avoid risk. The current study examined the rate and type of injury-risk behaviours, how these relate to injury-risk, and parent supervision patterns, with the focus on three stages of motor-development (sitting, crawling, and walking). Eighty-five parent-infant dyads were followed over the course of an average 6 months. Results found stability in infant risk-taking over development, with these rates predicting infant injury-risk across development. The majority of injury-risk behaviours occurred while infants’ were within view of supervisors but with infants out of reach about 55% of this time. The significance of these results for understanding infant injury-risk is discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject infants en_US
dc.subject unintentional injury-risk en_US
dc.subject injury prevention en_US
dc.subject parent supervision en_US
dc.subject mobility en_US
dc.title A Study of Infants' Injury-Risk Behaviours at Various Stages of Motor Development: A Longitudinal Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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