Risk for minor childhood injury

An investigation of maternal and child factors

Amy L. Damashek, Natalie A Williams, Kenneth J. Sher, Lizette Peterson, Terri Lewis, William Schweinle

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Abstract

Objective: To examine how maternal and child characteristics interact to moderate injury rate and injury severity for young children. Methods: In this study, 149 mothers reported their toddlers' injuries over a 6-month period during biweekly interviews. Mothers completed questionnaires assessing parenting behaviors, psychological characteristics, and their children's injury-relevant behaviors. Results: Maternal locus of control was found to moderate the association between children's risky behavior and child injury rate. Specifically, an external locus of control was associated with increased child injury rate for high-risk but not for low-risk children. Conclusion: These findings illuminate the potential importance of parental locus of control in moderating high-risk injury-relevant behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-480
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Parental locus of control
  • Prevention
  • Risky behavior
  • Unintentional injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Risk for minor childhood injury : An investigation of maternal and child factors. / Damashek, Amy L.; Williams, Natalie A; Sher, Kenneth J.; Peterson, Lizette; Lewis, Terri; Schweinle, William.

In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 6, 01.09.2005, p. 469-480.

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Damashek, Amy L. ; Williams, Natalie A ; Sher, Kenneth J. ; Peterson, Lizette ; Lewis, Terri ; Schweinle, William. / Risk for minor childhood injury : An investigation of maternal and child factors. In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2005 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 469-480.
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