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dc.contributor.authorKoo, Ean Tjenyeeen
dc.date2012-12-21 16:12:00.221
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-03T21:22:37Z
dc.date.available2013-01-03T21:22:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7705
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2012-12-21 16:12:00.221en
dc.description.abstractAlthough there have been many studies examining the factors involved in children’s risk of injury, there has been a dearth of research that examines specific individual parental factors in children’s risk of injury. This thesis examined how the attitudes, values, and beliefs of 119 Canadian minor hockey parents of children (aged 9 to 12 years) with respect to their decision-making regarding their children’s safe participation in hockey. Two studies are reported. The first study describes: (a) the development of a questionnaire that quantifies the constructs of perceived control, probabilities, values, risk propensity, competitiveness, and assertiveness expectancies; and (b) a sample of hockey parents in terms of their demographic characteristics and their attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding their children’s participation in minor hockey. The second study examined the relationships between these attitudes, values, and beliefs and a measure of their risk decision-making. Overall, results showed that (a) this sample of hockey parents tended to be well educated, and did not see themselves as being generally over-competitive or aggressive; (b) hockey parents’ attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding their children’s risk of concussion had very little predictive value or reliable connection with respect to their risk decision-making on behalf of their children; and (c) the most significant factors in parents’ risk decision-making were the opinions of their children, and the opinions of the doctors. The implications of these findings for future research and practice are discussed.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectproxy risken
dc.subjectconcussionen
dc.subjectparentsen
dc.subjecthealth risk managementen
dc.subjecthockeyen
dc.titleEffects of parents’ attitudes, values, and beliefs on their risk decision-making on behalf of their children enrolled in minor hockeyen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Educationen
dc.contributor.supervisorKirby, John R.en
dc.contributor.supervisorPelland, Lucieen
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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