Self-estimates of swimming and rescue competence, and the perceptions of the risk of drowning among minority groups in New Zealand – lifesaving or life threatening?

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dc.contributor.author Stanley, T en
dc.contributor.author Moran, Kevin en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-14T02:29:05Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1934-7200 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47061 en
dc.description.abstract Analysis of drowning and rescue statistics suggests that some population groups (such as males, youth, and minority groups) are at greater risk than others. This study reports on the perceived water competency of minority groups, and its potential to mitigate the risk of drowning when swimming in open water. Of the 194 Maori and Pasifika adults that took part in the study, most (91%) believed they could swim, and over two-thirds (70%) considered their competence to be good/very good, although most (72%) estimated they could swim 25m or less. Most participants reported undesirable attitudes which could account for the over-representation of these minority groups in drowning statistics. Significant gender differences were evident for all risk perceptions.This study suggests that males from disadvantaged lower SES minority groups may be at greater risk of drowning because of their lack of competency and their tendency to overestimate this, with regard to swimming and rescue competence in open water environments. en
dc.publisher Scientific Journals International en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Education and Human Development en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Self-estimates of swimming and rescue competence, and the perceptions of the risk of drowning among minority groups in New Zealand – lifesaving or life threatening? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.15640/jehd.v7n1a10 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 82 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://jehdnet.com/vol-7-no-1-march-2018-abstract-10-jehd en
pubs.end-page 91 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 769368 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-04-25 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-03-15 en


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