Perceived social norms as crucial determinants of mother's injury-preventive behaviour.
In order to design injury-preventive programmes aimed at parents, an understanding of injury-preventive behaviour is essential.
Questionnaires were obtained from 870 mothers of 3,4 and 9-year-olds.
The perceived social norm and other determinants for injury-preventive behaviour were analysed using three multivariate logistic regression models.
The final logistic models classified 73.2-82.7% of respondents correctly.
Perceived norms of relatives and friends were found to be the most important determinants of mothers'injury-preventive behaviour.
Injury-preventive behaviour could neither be explained by mother's perception of injury risks, nor by the perceived norms of professionals within child health care and schools.
This study indicates that in order to design injury-prevention programmes, an understanding of social norms is crucial.
Acccident, children, health education, injury prevention, parents, social norms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Blessure, Accident, Prévention, Mère, Comportement, Questionnaire, Exploration, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Injury, Accident, Prevention, Mother, Behavior, Questionnaire, Exploration, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0324829
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.