ERIC Number: EJ1036943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Behavioral Skills Training to Improve Installation and Use of Child Passenger Safety Restraints
Himle, Michael B.; Wright, Kalon A.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v47 n3 p549-559 Fall 2014
The risk for serious injury and death to children during motor vehicle accidents can be greatly reduced through the correct use of child passenger safety restraints (CPSRs). Unfortunately, most CPSRs are installed or used incorrectly. This study examined the effectiveness of behavioral skills training (BST) to teach 10 participants to install rear-facing CPSRs correctly using a multiple baseline design. Results show that installation errors were common for all participants during baseline. After BST, all 10 participants were able to install the rear-facing CPSR without error. An extension probe to assess whether the skills taught during BST extended to forward-facing installation showed that each participant made at least 1 critical error.
Descriptors: Safety, Child Safety, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Behavior Development, Skill Development, Program Implementation, Safety Education, Program Effectiveness, Behavioral Objectives, Behavior Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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