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ERIC Number: EJ815647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
A Psychometric Evaluation of the Parent Self-Efficacy in Managing the Transition to School Scale
Giallo, Rebecca; Kienhuis, Mandy; Treyvaud, Karli; Matthews, Jan
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v8 p36-48 2008
The psychometric properties of the Parent Self-efficacy in Managing the Transition to School Scale (PSMTSS) were investigated with a sample of 763 mothers whose children were starting primary school in Australia. Exploratory factor analysis identified two factors, Efficacy and Worry, accounting for 56.6% of the total variance in parent self-efficacy scores. These factors were demonstrated to have excellent internal consistency. Convergent validity of the PSMTSS was established using the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) as a criterion measure. Finally, preliminary analyses reveal a significant relationship between parent self-efficacy to manage the transition to school and children's school adjustment outcomes. Implications for future school transition and parental self-efficacy research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia