Self-efficacy in parents of young children who stutter
Wagnon, Madeline M.,author.
Master of Science
Parental self-efficacy (PSE) is defined as a parents perceptions of his/her ability to be confident and competent in the domain of parenting. The purpose of the current exploratory study was to examine the PSE of mothers of children who stutter (CWS; N = 13), and compare these perceptions with parents of children with speech sound disorders (N = 21) and with no disorder (N = 90). Results indicated significant relationships between the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) Total Score and treatment participation, and the PSOC Satisfaction subscale and treatment effectiveness among mothers of CWS. Findings suggest that having a CWS does not relate to poorer perceptions of parenting abilities. Results hold implications for future research and clinical implications on PSE in mothers of children who stutter.