Modeling Efficacy: The Effect of Perceived Parental Efficacy on the Self-Efficacy of Early Adolescents

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of early adolescents' perceptions of parents' efficacy and parents' behaviors on the self-efficacy of early adolescents. Eighty-two young people between the ages of 9 and 15 years provided data on themselves and their parents in structured interviews. Separate path analyses for same and opposite sex parents for boys and girls provide evidence that perceived efficacy of parents has a greater influence on the self-efficacy of boys and that parental behaviors more strongly affect the self-efficacy of girls. It is concluded that the origins of this dimension of self-esteem in boys is more strongly influenced by modeling, while for girls, reflected appraisals are more important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of Early Adolescence
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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