ERIC Number: EJ786454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Context in Risk for Pediatric Injury: Influences from the Home and Child Care Environments
Schwebel, David C.; Brezausek, Carl M.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v53 n1 p105-130 Jan 2007
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of pediatric mortality among American children, but the role of environmental context remains poorly understood as a risk for child injury. Couched in Bronfenbrenner's (1977) ecological theory, this study analyzed data from a sample of almost 900 children to identify relations between the home and out-of-home child care environments and subsequent risk for injury. Results suggest that both child- and supervisor-oriented factors, as measured at 36 months, predicted children's injuries over the subsequent three years. The role of the mesosystem was supported: parent-related factors predicted children's subsequent injuries in child care and school settings, and child care provider experience predicted children's subsequent injuries at home. Results are discussed from the perspectives of ecological theory and implications for injury prevention.
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Pediatrics, Young Children, Child Care, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Child Health, Mortality Rate, Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A