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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 5/2009

01-10-2009 | Original Paper

Self-Efficacy Beliefs Amongst Parents of Young Children: Validation of a Self-Report Measure

Auteurs: Jean-Christophe Meunier, Isabelle Roskam

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 5/2009

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Abstract

The self-efficacy belief (SEB) concept is discussed in the context of parenting. A questionnaire, the Echelle Globale du Sentiment de Compétence 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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Metagegevens
Titel
Self-Efficacy Beliefs Amongst Parents of Young Children: Validation of a Self-Report Measure
Auteurs
Jean-Christophe Meunier
Isabelle Roskam
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 5/2009
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-008-9252-8

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