Reports from University of Pennsylvania Add New Data to Findings in Risk Management (It takes two: A brief report examining mutual support between parents and teens learning to drive)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Current study results on Risk Management have been published. According to news originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Parental supervision of teen drivers has been identified as a way to mitigate teen crash risk. However, we know little about what motivates parents to be engaged supervisors throughout all phases of the learning-to-drive process."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Pennsylvania, "As a result, we are just beginning to understand what factors might motivate parents to actively supervise pre-license practice. In the current study, we examine how the provision of social support between parent and teen dyads might relate to parents' intention to remain engaged supervisors for the entire learner phase. Participants were a national sample of 309 teens with learner permits (age range 15-17 years, M (SD) 16.1 (0.8)) and a parent practice supervisor in the United States. Results indicated that parents in mutually supportive dyads reported stronger intentions to be engaged in their teens' practice driving over the course of the permit phase as compared to dyads where both members reported receiving low support: (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) [95% confidence interval (CI)]: 2.02 [1.04,3.94]; p = 0.038). No benefit was observed for only having one member of the dyad provide support, irrespective of it being the parent or the teen."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Future research on this topic should consider reciprocal parent-teen interactions as potential determinates of parent driving supervision behaviors."
For more information on this research see: It takes two: A brief report examining mutual support between parents and teens learning to drive. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;69():23-29. 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 correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.H. Mirman, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch Med, Dept. of Pediat, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States. Additional authors for this research include A.E. Curry, W.L. Wang, M.C.F. Thiel and D.R. Durbin.
Keywords for this news article include: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Risk Management, North and Central America
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