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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 10/2015

13-12-2014 | Original Paper

Development and Preliminary Validation of a Parenting Self-Regulation Scale: “Me as a Parent”

Auteurs: Victoria Ellen Hamilton, Jan Margaret Matthews, Sharinne Bridget Crawford

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 10/2015

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Abstract

Effective parenting self-regulation is purported to promote positive parent and child mental health and behavioural outcomes. This study aimed to develop and validate a brief and easy-to-administer measure of parents’ perceptions of their self-regulation related to parenting. In the absence of any specific quantitative means to measure this construct, we developed a 16-item self-report scale in an Australian context for clinical and research use. The scale measures global beliefs about self-efficacy, personal agency, self-management, and self-sufficiency, thought to constitute parent self-regulation perceptions. Based on existing literature, we developed an initial 71-item scale which we subsequently tested in a representative sample of Australian parents (220 mothers, 80 fathers) recruited by random digit telephone dialling. With a strong theoretical framework, confirmatory factor analysis with adequate fit supported a final 16-item, four-factor scale as hypothesised entitled “Me as a Parent” (MaaP). Three-month test–retest reliability was demonstrated with a subset of the sample (n = 126). Further development of the MaaP, its potential for clinical and research use, and future assessment and validation through field-testing is discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Development and Preliminary Validation of a Parenting Self-Regulation Scale: “Me as a Parent”
Auteurs
Victoria Ellen Hamilton
Jan Margaret Matthews
Sharinne Bridget Crawford
Publicatiedatum
13-12-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 10/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-014-0089-z

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