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ERIC Number: EJ857145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Parenting Self-Efficacy and Social Support in Japan and the United States
Suzuki, Sawako; Holloway, Susan D.; Yamamoto, Yoko; Mindnich, Jessica D.
Journal of Family Issues, v30 n11 p1505-1526 2009
To understand the conditions that give rise to parenting self-efficacy in Japan and the United States, the authors have investigated its relation to the perceptions of support available to mothers of children in the final year of preschool (N = 235; n = 121 in United States, n = 114 in Japan). Hierarchical regression analysis indicates that in both countries, women who experience higher parenting self-efficacy report more positive childhood memories of parental support and greater satisfaction with husband's and friends' support. Mothers in the United States are significantly more self-efficacious than are mothers in Japan, even after controlling for the effects of the support predictors. A follow-up mediational analysis reveals that Japanese women's lower levels of parenting self-efficacy are partially attributable to their low satisfaction with husband's support. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States