Follow the Leader: A National Study of Safety Role Modeling among Parents and Children

A gap between parents' intentions in setting safety rules and their ability to exact compliance with those rules from their children may be one reason why children continue to be afflicted by unintentional injury. This study explores the concept that both observation of a behavior and the perceived consequence of that behavior affect a child's imitation of the behavior. The report focuses on three of the leading causes of injury-related child mortality (motor vehicle occupant injury, pedestrian injury and drowning) and one of the leading causes of child morbidity (bicycle injury). Through a national poll of parents and their children about safety-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior, coupled with observational research of pedestrian safety practices at the community level, this study aims to improve the understanding of safety role modeling in families.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National SAFE KIDS Campaign

    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Quraishi, A Y
    • Mickalide, A D
    • Cody, B E
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01007193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2005 12:53PM