Can A Storybook Intervention Increase Children’s Home Safety Knowledge and Decrease Risk Behaviours?

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Can A Storybook Intervention Increase Children’s Home Safety Knowledge and Decrease Risk Behaviours?

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Reim, Elyse
dc.date 2011-10-19
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-26T14:58:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-26T14:58:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3088
dc.description.abstract The goal of this study was to examine whether a storybook about home safety would increase hazard recognition, and reduce risky behaviour in children three through five years of age. Participants were randomly assigned to either receive the storybook intervention or a control condition. While robust group differences were not found, the results revealed trends as expected. There was a significant increase in hazard identification scores from pre- to post-intervention in the intervention but not the control condition, with greater reading time positively associated with larger improvements. Moreover, while children in the control group showed a marginally significant increase in number of hazards they touched from pre- to post-intervention, those in the intervention group did not. The pattern of these findings suggests that the storybook intervention, to some extent, positively impacted both knowledge and behaviour. Suggestions for future research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Injury Prevention en_US
dc.title Can A Storybook Intervention Increase Children’s Home Safety Knowledge and Decrease Risk Behaviours? 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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