Accident Compensation Corporation Survey

Survey of Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour for sports participants

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Survey of Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour of Sports Participants in New Zealand


Thank you for your interest in the ACC Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour for sports participants. The data collection for this wave is now closed. 

Your input is very important to ACC and we hope you can participate in our next wave of research. 

Kind regards,  

The Ipsos and ACC KAB survey team

Participant Information

Thank you for your interest in this important survey. If you would like to take part and are aged 15 years or older then please click the start button below to start the survey.

If you are aged between 11 and 14 years, please ask your parent/guardian to complete the survey.

All those who complete the survey and provide contact details will also be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a $250 Sports voucher (Stirling Sports or REBEL Sport Gift voucher), plus you will be also eligible to go in a total draw with a chance to win a $500 Sports voucher (Stirling Sports or REBEL Sport Gift voucher). 

Be in to Win!

Be in to Win!

1 X $250 Sports voucher (Stirling Sports or REBEL Sport Gift voucher)
1 X $500 Sports voucher (Stirling Sports or REBEL Sport Gift voucher)

The survey will take from 5 to 10 minutes to complete depending on your answers. Please click on the button below to start the survey.

If you need more information before taking part in the survey, please read below:

An invitation….

You are invited to take part in this survey of players, referees and coaches of rugby, league, netball, football, touch and basketball in New Zealand. You do not have to take part in this research, but we would really appreciate hearing about your experiences as a player, referee or coach or as the parent/guardian of a player aged 11 to 14 years.

Who is conducting this survey?

This survey is being conducted by an independent market research company, Ipsos, on behalf of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Sports Injury Prevention team.

Ipsos is a large market research company with offices in Auckland and Wellington.

ACC is a Crown organisation. Their role is to: prevent injury, make sure people can get treatment for injury, if it happens and help people get back to everyday life as soon as possible.

What are the aims of the survey?

ACC Sports Injury Prevention has regularly assessed players’ knowledge, attitude and actual behaviours (KAB) within selected sports codes since 1999 in order to reduce the number and severity of sports-related injuries in NZ.

ACC uses this information to learn more about people playing sports so that it can design appropriate injury prevention programmes. ACC also shares this information with the national sporting bodies and work in partnership to help prevent sporting injuries.

Who can take part in the survey?

Important Note:
We hope to hear from sports players, referees and coaches who are aged 15 years and older.
• If you are a parent/guardian of children between 11 and 14 years who plays sport, then we would appreciate your assistance with completing this survey.

Otherwise, to take part in the study you must:

  • be aged 15 years or over
  • play and/or referee/coach rugby, league, netball, football, touch or basketball
  • be able to give consent to participate in the study (see important note above)

have access to the internet (you can take the survey using a connected smartphone but it will be easier to read and complete on a larger screen).

How many people can be in the survey?

We are seeking feedback from approximately 3,300 players (including parents/guardians) and approximately 300 coaches/referees, from around New Zealand.

How confidential will the information you collect be?

You may choose to participate in this survey on a completely anonymous basis.

If you choose to participate in the prize draw we will need to collect your name, email address and contact phone number – please complete the last section of the survey to enter the draw.

This will only be used for the purpose of contacting you for the prize draw and your contact details will not be linked to your responses for analysis or reporting.

The answers you give us will be collected and stored in accordance with the code of practice of the Research Association of New Zealand and in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act. The study files and all other information provided will remain strictly confidential. No material that could personally identify you will be used in any reports on this study.

Ethics and your rights

This study is being conducted in accordance with the consent granted by the Ethics Committee of the Accident Compensation Corporation.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and therefore you can withdraw at any time, without having to give a reason.

Survey contact

If you have any questions, please contact by email. You may also choose to contact Ipsos via their helpline: 0800 THANKYOU (0800 842659) where assistance may be available up until 9pm each evening. If personal assistance is not immediately available a recorded message can be left for you to be re-contacted the next working day.

For any questions regarding the design of this study or the use of the information created please contact ACC through the following email: