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作者 James, Susan Rowen
書名 I think I can: Parenting self-efficacy in parents of young adolescents
國際標準書號 9780549416371
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說明 155 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-01, Section: B, page: 0225
Adviser: Susan M. Reece
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2008
The purpose of this research was to analyze the relationships of perceived social support, global perceived stress, child temperament, and demographic characteristics with parenting self-efficacy in parents of young adolescents. Using social cognitive theory as a theoretical base, self-efficacy is described as beliefs that people have about how effectively and capably they can organize and manage activities in various domains of their life (Bandura, 2001b). Parenting self-efficacy is the perception that one can manage necessary parenting tasks with children during their different developmental stages (Bandura, 1995). Because it was theorized that parenting self-efficacy would be altered during periods of developmental transition, the research focused on parents/guardians of children entering the adolescent transition
A newly developed parenting self-efficacy scale, along with scales measuring perceived social support and perceived global stress examined the relationships between parenting self-efficacy and perceived social support, parenting self-efficacy and perceived global stress, and parenting self-efficacy and child temperament in 335 parents/guardians of young adolescents. In addition, the study identified and described factors that predicted parenting self-efficacy
Results demonstrated significant relationships between perceived social support, stress, and child temperament and parenting self-efficacy. Significant predictors of parenting self-efficacy included perceived social support, perceived global stress, child temperament (parent perceptions of having an easy child), being a female respondent, and never having been married. Social support, perceiving one's child as easy, and being female predicted higher parenting self-efficacy. Higher perceived global stress and never having been married predicted significantly lower parenting self-efficacy. Additionally, this research described eight constructs, or dimensions, of parenting self-efficacy: Nurturing, Discipline, Touching Base, Protecting, Discovery, Giving Space, Balancing, and Negotiating. Results supported findings in a limited number of other studies that examined parenting self-efficacy in parents of infants and children
Parenting self-efficacy is a relatively new, but important, area of investigation for nurses. Expanding the body of knowledge about parenting during developmental transitions can assist nurses to design health promoting interventions that can enhance positive outcomes for parents and children. Recommendations for future research are presented
School code: 0111
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 69-01B
主題 Health Sciences, Nursing
Alt Author University of Massachusetts Lowell
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