Supervision to Prevent Childhood Unintentional Injury: Developmental Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Count
Caregiver developmental knowledge was tested as a moderator of the association between caregiver-perceived self-efficacy and perceived supervision to prevent childhood unintentional injury. Caregivers (N = 123; 95 mothers and 28 fathers) of children (M = 3.5 Â± 1.2 years, 49.6% female, 80.8% Caucasian) were recruited from pediatric primary care offices and local message boards. All caregivers completed self-report questionnaires on perceived self-efficacy, developmental knowledge, and perceived supervision to prevent injury. Separate hierarchical linear regression models were conducted to test moderation for mothers and fathers. The interaction effect of perceived self-efficacy and developmental knowledge significantly predicted maternal-perceived supervision, R2 change = .06, F(1, 86) = 6.76, p < .01. No significant findings were detected for fathers. Models of studying injury prevention that consider complex cognitive-behavioral interactions and their potential modifiable role in the development of injury-prevention practices may elucidate upon the attitude-practice gap currently identified in the literature. © The Author(s) 2012.
injury risk, monitoring, parenting, prevention
Guilfoyle, S. M.; Karazsia, B. T.; Langkamp, D. L.; and Wildman, B. G., "Supervision to Prevent Childhood Unintentional Injury: Developmental Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Count" (2012). Journal of Child Health Care, (2), 141-152. 10.1177/1367493511423855. Retrieved from https://openworks.wooster.edu/facpub/67