2022 年 37 巻 1 号 p. 1-15
Parental supervision（PS） is of critical importance to keep children safer and make them more independent while walking. This study investigates the impact of factors pertaining to parental involvement, such as attachment and caregiving, on PS for children while walking. One thousand and one parents who had children between the ages of 3 and 10 participated in this study. The participants were asked to complete an online questionnaire about PS in different traffic situations and the attachment-caregiving balance scale. The logistic regression analysis showed that parents who exhibited higher tendency of attachment seemed to hold the hand of their school-going child even where they felt relatively safe while walking. The results also found that parents who had a higher tendency of caregiving were more likely to hold the hand of their preschool child through the different situations while walking. The findings of this study are considered to be valuable from the point of view of traffic safety for children and in instilling a sense of independence.