Protection Motivation Theory (PMT), risk of drowning, and water safety perceptions of adult caregivers/parents

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Show simple item record Moran, Kevin en Webber, Jonathon en Stanley, T en 2019-05-27T02:34:05Z en 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation Open Sports Sciences Journal 11:50-59 2018 en
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dc.description.abstract Background: While the circumstances surrounding drowning incidents in high income countries are well known, little is known about how members of the public perceive the risk of drowning and their role in drowning prevention. Objective: The purpose of the study was to analyze caregiver/parent perceptions of the risk of drowning in terms of risk (threat) appraisal processes and coping appraisal processes. Method: This study utilized Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) to analyse parent’s perception of the risk of drowning as part of an evaluation of a water safety program. Participants (N = 174) completed a pre-intervention survey that sought information on their water competency, open water experience, previous instruction, and perceptions of drowning risk. Results: In terms of risk appraisal processes, more females, Asian peoples, and those with lower self-reported swimming and rescue competency perceived greater severity of drowning risk and greater vulnerability to that risk when swimming in open water. In terms of coping appraisal processes, males, non-Asian peoples and those with self-reported good swimming and rescue competencies were more likely to report confidence in the self-efficacy of their preventive actions. Conclusion: Considerable variations in risk (threat) appraisal and coping appraisal processes in respect of the risk of drowning were evident. The implications of the findings on water safety education are discussed. Ways of promoting water safety and drowning prevention are examined and recommendations for future research studies to address limitations of the study are made. en
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dc.publisher Bentham open en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Open Sports Sciences Journal en
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dc.title Protection Motivation Theory (PMT), risk of drowning, and water safety perceptions of adult caregivers/parents en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 50 en
pubs.volume 11 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en en
pubs.end-page 59 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 769369 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Anaesthesiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1875-399X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-04-25 en 2018-07-31 en

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