Delineating Among Parenting Confidence, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Competence.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

This article examined the concepts of parenting self-efficacy, parenting confidence, and competence. Using Morse's method of concept delineation, a literature review of each concept was conducted to uncover commonalities, distinctions, and measurement overlaps between concepts and provide conceptual boundaries. Findings revealed that parenting confidence and parenting self-efficacy describe a parents' internal attribution or beliefs about their ability to engage in parenting behaviors. Both terms have similar antecedents, attributes, and consequences, whereas competence is a concept that should be used as an objective measure by someone other than the parent to assess parenting quality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vance, AJ; Brandon, DH

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • E18 - E37

PubMed ID

  • 28825934

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5664183

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-9268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ans.0000000000000179


  • eng