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Can Exposure to Framed Messages About Safety Reduce Risk Behaviours by School-Aged Children?

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara Seasons, Mackenzie 2018-08-28T14:35:05Z 2018-08-28T14:35:05Z 2018-08 2018-08-09 2018-08-28
dc.description.abstract CAN EXPOSURE TO FRAMED PEER MESSAGES ABOUT SAFETY REDUCE RISK BEHAVIOURS BY SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN? Mackenzie Seasons Advisor: University of Guelph, 2018 Barbara Morrongiello Previous research has shown that when in an elevated positive mood state, children engage in more risk behaviours than when in a neutral mood state (Morrongiello, Stewart, Pope, Pogrebtsova, & Boulay, 2014) The current study examined whether delivering framed safety messages reduced risk behaviours when children are in a positive mood. 28 children (7-9 years old) were exposed to a message (gain-frame, loss-frame, or control message) regarding play behaviours on a specific risk-taking measure (an obstacle course). Children’s risk-taking was measured before and after a positive mood has been induced, and the impact of framed safety messaging was examined. Results indicated the mood induction was successful and led to increased risk taking, and gain- and loss- framed messages differentially counteracted this mood effect and led to reduced risk taking. Implications for injury prevention are discussed. Keywords: risk taking, positive mood, social norms, children, injury prevention en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject risk-taking en_US
dc.subject mood en_US
dc.subject framing en_US
dc.title Can Exposure to Framed Messages About Safety Reduce Risk Behaviours by School-Aged Children? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Psychology en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Psychology en_US
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