Date of Award
Master of Science
Human Development and Family Studies
Kimberly A. Greder
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.
Samantha Leigh Young
Young, Samantha Leigh, "Exploring the relationship between parental self-efficacy and social support systems" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11981.