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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 9/2021

20-07-2021 | Original Paper

The Self-efficacy for Parenting Adolescents Scale: Development and Initial Validation

Auteurs: Katrina H. McDougall, Walter D. Scott

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 9/2021

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Abstract

Adolescence can be a difficult developmental period for children and their parents. During this time, parents need to develop new skills, and their perceived self-efficacy for parenting their adolescent may decrease. However, few measures exist that assess self-efficacy for parenting adolescents, and of those that do, none have been demonstrated to be psychometrically sound. The purpose of this study was to develop the Self-Efficacy for Parenting Adolescents Scale (SEPA), a measure that assesses confidence in enacting behaviors representative of successful adolescent parenting. A preliminary version of the self-efficacy scale was developed in Study 1, which was completed by 305 parents of adolescents. An EFA was conducted and a four-factor model with reduced items was recommended. In Study 2, a CFA was conducted on a revised version of SEPA which provided further support for a four-factor model and initial evidence of convergent and incremental validity. We conclude that SEPA is a promising new measure for assessing self-efficacy for parenting adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18.
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The final version of the SEPA scale, as well as all EFA and CFA analyses with all loadings and cross-loadings, are available upon request from the second author.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Self-efficacy for Parenting Adolescents Scale: Development and Initial Validation
Auteurs
Katrina H. McDougall
Walter D. Scott
Publicatiedatum
20-07-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 9/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02046-7