The relationship hazard awareness ability has with parenting style and growing up experiences. (2021)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Science
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
Objective The objective of the study was to assess the association between growing up experiences and parenting style, and hazard awareness.
Methods A Cross sectional survey of 31 New Zealand teenagers, and a parent was conducted. Self-report data from parents was collected on their child’s growing up experiences and their parenting style. Subsequently, children completed an objective, gamified measure of hazard awareness, which was correlated with parental data.
Results In correlational analysis, no significant results were found between parenting style hazard awareness (Authoritativeness = r .28, Authoritarianism = r .23, Permissiveness = r - .05). Higher levels of parental permissiveness were associated with lower participation in activities growing up (-0.47, p < 0.05). Growing up experiences had no significant relationship with hazard awareness (r .07).
Limitations The present study had issues regarding small size of the sample (n = 31). There was also a lack of control of the sample, leading to possible differences between those who chose to participate and those who did not. Lack of control over the testing environment could have lead to issues around the distraction of participants during testing.
Conclusion Further studies will be required to establish the relationship between children’s growing up experiences and parenting style with children’s hazard awareness.