Cultural Differences in the Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in Children
Darling, Andrew Benton
Limited literature exists regarding the role of culture in determining which injury prevention practices are utilized to protect children from unintentional injury. This report is a compilation of the available literature on culturally specific parenting styles and their influence on prevention strategies. Investigations into cultures' authoritarian vs. authoritative parenting styles, goals for socialization, and parent-child interaction suggest cultural determinants of prevention that differ across multiple factors. There are four specific prevention practices under examination; physicians counseling on booster seat use during motor vehicle transportation, home-based, maternal home-based supervision, and self and substitute care comprise the prevention practices addressed in this report. Participants in primary studies included culturally diverse individuals living within the United States. Research indicates a relationship between culture and parenting, one that determines which prevention strategies are implemented for the protection of children from unintentional injury.
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