How about a risky play? Investigation of risk levels desired by children and perceived mother monitoring*

Yurt O. , Keles S.

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE, vol.191, pp.749-759, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 191
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1646740
  • Page Numbers: pp.749-759


The aim of this study was to investigate the risk levels desired by children aged 4-5 years and their perceived status of mother monitoring. One hundred and three children aged 4-5 years were participated in the study. For the purpose of collecting data, a set of 12 drawings based on the interview method set out by the researchers and the questions about these drawings were used. As a result, it was found that children preferred high risk level in high-speed play and preferred low risk level in playing next to dangerous elements. An association between the risk level desired by children and the child's self-disclosure for great heights and for high-speed categories were observed and, an association between the risk level desired by the child and perceived mother control for the high-speed category was observed.