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ERIC Number: EJ853052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Self-Efficacy Beliefs amongst Parents of Young Children: Validation of a Self-Report Measure
Meunier, Jean-Christophe; Roskam, Isabelle
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n5 p495-511 Oct 2009
The self-efficacy belief (SEB) concept is discussed in the context of parenting. A questionnaire, the "Echelle Globale du Sentiment de Competence Parentale" (EGSCP), assessing several domain-specific SEBs and three related cognitive constructs, was developed with 705 French-speaking parents of 3- to 7-year-old children. The EGSCP displayed good psychometric properties. Age-related differences and differences between mothers and fathers illustrated the questionnaire's discriminative properties. Relations were also found between EGSCP and several criterion variables: support, satisfaction, self-esteem and stress, childrearing behavior, and children's social competence and behavior. The refinement of the SEB concept in the parenting context provides a more comprehensive view of both mothers' and fathers' cognition. The empirical and clinical implications of this are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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