Question TopicSurvey QuestionResponse Options
Driving behavior1. Where does your child typically sit in the family car?a. Front seat
b. Back seat
c. Does not ride in a family car
Driving behavior2. In your family car, which of the following do you use for your child?a. Car seat
b. Booster seat
c. Seat belt
d. None of the above
Driving behavior3. Parents frequently transport other children in addition to their own children in their family vehicle. How often do you transport children other than your own?a. 3 or more times per week
b. 1–2 times per week
c. Less than once per week
d. Never
All parents were asked: Please indicate your opinions on the following for your child. (Select 1 response in each row.)
Self-efficacy4. It is difficult to make arrangements to have booster seats available for other people’s children.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly Agree
Vehicle space constraint5. Having my child sit in a booster gets in the way of being able to use all the seats in the car.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly Agree
Attitudes6. It is okay to have my child use only a seat belt when they are going on short trips.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly Agree
Attitudes7. Even if there were no laws, I would use a booster seat for my child.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeAgreeStrongly Agree
Social norms8. In my state, children are required to be in a booster seat until age:a. Select age from drop down box
b. Not sure
c. My state does not have a booster seat law
Parents who ever carpool were also asked: Please indicate your experience related to transporting multiple children between 4 and 8 years of age. (Select 1 response in each row.)
Self-efficacy9. I have all 4- to 8-year-old children ride in booster seats.Rarely/neverSometimesMost of the timeAlways
Social norms10. My child rides in a booster seat when I am driving his or her friends who do not have booster seats.Rarely/neverSometimesMost of the timeAlways
Self-efficacy11. I ask other people to have my child use a booster seat when they are driving.Rarely/neverSometimesMost of the timeAlways
Hypothetical driving behavior – only asked of parents who report carpooling at least occasionally12. In a situation where I had more children than seat belts in the back seat(s), I would be most likely to (select one):a. Buckle 2 children in 1 seat belt
b. Have smaller children held on someone’s lap without a seat belt
c. Have children sit on the floor or in the cargo area
d. Have the largest child sit in the front
e. Call for help from another parent to transport the children
f. Not transport the child