Table 1

 PSAPQ factor and parcel structure by item including factor scores

FactorParcelFactor score
Parcel 1 0.75
I feel very protective of my child
I think of all the dangerous things that could happen
I keep my child from playing rough games or doing things where he/she might get hurt
Parcel 2 0.71
I make him/her keep away from anything that could be dangerous
I feel fearful that something might happen to my child
I warn him/her about things that could be dangerous
Parcel 3 0.67
I keep an eye on my child’s face to see how he/she is doing
I feel a strong sense of responsibility
I try things with my child before leaving him/her to do them on his/her own
Parcel 1 0.83
I have my child within arm’s reach at all times
I know exactly what my child is doing
I can trust my child to play by himself/herself without constant supervision
Parcel 2 0.84
I stay within reach of my child when he/she is playing on the equipment
I keep a close watch on my child
I say to myself that I can trust him/her to play safely
Parcel 3 0.64
I stay close enough to my child that I can get to him/her quickly
I hover next to my child
I make sure I know where my child is and what he/she is doing
Risk tolerance
Parcel 1 0.70
I encourage my child to try new things
I let him/her learn from his/her own mishaps
Parcel 2 0.87
I let my child take some chances in what he/she does
I let my child do things for him/herself
I let my child experience minor mishaps if what he is doing is lots of fun
Parcel 3 0.74
I let my child make decisions for himself/herself
I encourage my child to take risks if it means having fun during play
I wait to see if he/she can do things on his/her own before I get involved
When my child gets injured it is due to bad luck0.61
Whether or not my child gets injured is largely a matter of fate0.71
Good fortune plays a big part in determining whether or not my child gets injured0.92