Recent Research from University of New Orleans Highlight Findings in Risk Management (Parenting adolescent drivers is both a continuation of parenting from earlier periods and an anticipation of a new challenge)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Risk Management. According to news reporting originating from New Orleans, Louisiana, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Greater parental involvement in the driving process and greater parent-imposed limits on novice adolescent drivers hold promise for reducing driving fatalities. However, relatively little is known about why some parents are more involved in the driving process than others."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of New Orleans, "Driving-specific parenting may be both a continuation of established patterns of parenting and a response to a novel developmental task. Adolescents (n = 242, M age 15.4 years, 49% male) who were enrolled in a drivers' education courses and their parents (n = 276, 70% mothers) completed questionnaires reporting pre-driving parenting styles and monitoring behaviors; the adolescents' previous driving experiences; perceptions of risks for novice adolescent drivers; attitudes regarding parental involvement; and expected levels of limit-setting and autonomy attainment once adolescents begins driving. Parents' and adolescents' involvement attitudes and expectations for limits on driving and autonomy attainment were linked in multivariate models with established patterns of parenting and perceptions of risk."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The discussion emphasizes implications for prevention and intervention efforts to increase parental involvement and limits."
For more information on this research see: Parenting adolescent drivers is both a continuation of parenting from earlier periods and an anticipation of a new challenge. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;69():5-14. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.D. Laird, University of New Orleans, Dept. of Psychol, New Orleans, LA 70148, United States.
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