Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Kimberly A. Greder

Abstract

Parenting children stands as one of the most influential activities one can attempt (Ardelt and Eccles, 2001). Raising a child to adulthood and equipping that child with the necessary skills to enter successfully into society requires dedication as well as knowledge (Spoth & Conroy, 1993). To further understand the factors that shape mothers' parenting behavior, self-efficacy in parenting knowledge and skills, as well as perception of a personal social support system will be examined. This study features Caucasian and Hispanic mothers who live in rural communities across 17 states and who have low-incomes and young children. This study examines the relationship between parental self-efficacy and social support to better understand the influences on parenting.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2457

Copyright Owner

Samantha Leigh Young

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

37 pages

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