Caregivers’ confidence in performing child safety seat installations: what matters most?

In this article, the authors assess the psychological, technological and contextual factors that influence caregivers' judgment about the quality of their child restraint system (CRS) installations. They observed seventy-five caregivers installing a CRS into a vehicle; caregivers then completed a self-report survey on risk appraisal previous use of CRS resources, task difficulty and confidence in their installation. Their results found that 30% of caregivers reported correct installation but in fact had inaccurate and insecure installation of the CRS. The authors suggest the importance of an interdisciplinary approach that evaluates caregivers' judgments about their installations, optimizes the opportunity to connect caregivers with CRS resources, and uses the findings to design safety technologies.


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  • Accession Number: 01529243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2014 10:21AM