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RESEARCH:

Between The Flags: An Assessment of Domestic and International University Students’ Knowledge of Beach Safety in Australia

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: N/A

 

SUBJECT: Beaches & Rips
TYPE: Survey
DATE: 2005


This paper assesses the behaviour of international and domestic students on beaches in Queensland, Australia and their knowledge of beach safety practices. The results of the research indicate that the international students are more likely to engage in “risky” behaviour at the beach and less aware of beach safety practices than their domestic counterparts. However, the domestic students also showed significant room for improvement in their behaviour and knowledge of safe practices while at the beach. Of particular concern is the failure of a significant number of students to operationalise their knowledge of safe beach practices to avoid swimming in potentially dangerous circumstances.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

Roy Ballantyne

Neil Carr

Karen Hughes

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Surf Life Saving Queensland lifeguards 176

University of Queensland students

Domestic Students

International Students

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Surfing

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

Beaches

AGE

N/A

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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