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ERIC Number: EJ1141613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Personal Agency in Children: Assessing Children's Coping Self-Efficacy in the Context of Parental Conflict
Brummert Lennings, Heidi Isabel; Bussey, Kay
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v41 n3 p432-443 May 2017
The aim of this study is to develop a multidimensional measure for assessing children's personal agency to handle parental conflict through their coping self-efficacy beliefs (Bandura, 1997). Coping self-efficacy beliefs are individuals' perceived ability to motivate themselves, access cognitive resources, and perform the actions required to take control of stressful situations. This study examines the psychometric properties and validation of the newly created Parental Conflict Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (PCC-SES). The study was based on 663 children, in grades 5 and 7 and their mothers. An exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis through structural equation modeling supported the structure of the PCC-SES. The PCC-SES's structure was facilitated by three global strategies, namely Proactive Behavior (problem solving and seeking social support), Avoiding Maladaptive Cognitions (avoiding preoccupation, avoiding self-blame and distancing) and Avoiding Maladaptive Behavior (avoiding aggression and avoiding overinvolvement).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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