Numeracy Apprehension in Young Children: Insights from Children Aged 4-7 Years and Primary Care Providers by Dominic Petronzi, BSc. (Hons), MRes, PhD, Paul Staples, David Sheffield, Thomas Hunt, & Sandra Fitton-Wilde

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the factors that children perceive as influencing attitudes towards numeracy, and to explore the primary care providers’ observations of children’s attitudes and responses. The participants were children aged 4-7 years, in three primary schools in the United Kingdom, parents and primary teachers. The research suggested negative attitudes toward numeracy develop in early education and are influenced by multiple factors.


Applying Motivational Interviewing To Induce Compliance with Radon Gas Radiation Legislation – A Feasibility Study by Hans Wickström, Mathias Herzing, Lars Forsberg, Adam Jacobsson, & Håkan Källmén

In this study we report how the communicative method “Motivational Interviewing” (MI) is adapted to the context of health safety inspections. The principal aim is to analyze the effect of MI training on inspectors’ communicative skills and to discuss the outcome in relation to a previous study that involved training of inspectors in a broader context. A further aim of this study is to explore whether it is possible to establish an effect of MI-trained inspectors on property owners’ compliance with the request for reporting radon gas radiation measurement results.