Lower parent tolerance of risk in play for children with disability than typically-developing children

Beetham, Kassia and Sterman, Julia and Bundy, Anita and Wyver, Shirley and Ragen, Jo and Engelen, Lina and Villeneuve, Michelle and Spencer, Grace and Tranter, Paul and Naughton, Geraldine (2019) Lower parent tolerance of risk in play for children with disability than typically-developing children. International Journal of Play, 8 (2). pp. 174-185. ISSN 2159-4953

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Becoming an autonomous adult includes understanding consequences associated with risks. However, the extent to which parents afford children with disability opportunities for manageable risk-taking is not known. The aim of this study was to compare parents of children with and without disability to identify any differences in promoting manageable risk-taking. Data were collected from parents of typically-developing children and parents of children with developmental disability. Two groups were matched based on parent and child chronological ages for typically-developing children and children with developmental disability. These parents completed the Tolerance of Risk in Play Scale (TRiPS), a 16-item measure of activities adults allow their children (aged 2 to 12 years) to participate in. Parents of typically-developing children were significantly more likely to answer ‘yes’ to six questions regarding the likelihood of them tolerating manageable risk-taking compared to parents of children with developmental disability (p<0.05). The total number of tolerated risks was also significantly higher for the parents of typically-developing children (341[79%]) than the parents of children with developmental disability (247[58%]). Parents of children with a disability were less tolerant of risk-taking in play than the parents of typically-developing children.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Coping, Playground, Special Needs, Outdoor, School, Recess
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 10:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704368

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