ERIC Number: EJ436481
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Behavioral Competence among Mothers of Infants in the First Year: The Mediational Role of Maternal Self-Efficacy.
Teti, Douglas M.; Gelfand, Donna M.
Child Development, v62 n5 p918-29 Oct 1991
Self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions of infant temperament, social and marital support, and parenting behavior of depressed and nondepressed mothers of infants were assessed. Maternal self-efficacy beliefs were related to maternal behavioral competence. When demographic variables were controlled for, self-efficacy correlated with maternal perception of infant difficulty. (BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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