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Coparenting as a predictor of parenting behaviour and parenting self-efficacy


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Hrg, Ivona. (2015). Coparenting as a predictor of parenting behaviour and parenting self-efficacy. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Keresteš, Gordana].

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The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between mothers and fathers in coparenting and the relation of coparenting as a special form of social support with parenting behaviour and parenting self-efficacy. The study included 338 parents (169 mothers and 169 fathers) of preschool children who attended kindergartens in Zagreb and Križevci. Parents completed the Parenting Self-efficacy Scale, the Parental Behavior Questionnaire and the Coparenting Relationship Scale. The results indicated a statistically significant difference between mothers and fathers in total coparenting and on the subscales of Endorsement and Exposure to conflict. The perception of coparenting relation was stronger among fathers then among mothers. Fathers also had more positive attitudes towards mothers parenting. Mothers reported greater exposure of their children to conflict between them and their partners. Coparenting was more important predictor of the parenting behaviour and parenting self-efficacy than socio demographic determinants of parenting. Coparenting subscales were more predictive for Parenting support of the fathers than of the mothers. Coparenting support was predictive for both mothers and fathers Parenting support. Significant predictor of fathers Parenting support also was child gender. In predicting parenting Restrictive control, significant predictor in the sample of mothers was Exposure to conflict, and for fathers that was coparenting Undermining. Coparenting didn’t contribute to the explanation of parenting Permissiveness in either sample. Sociodemographic variables and co-parenting contributed to explaining of the parenting Selfefficacy of the fathers. Significant predictors of parenting Self-efficacy for the fathers were gender of a child and coparenting Support.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: coparenting, parenting behaviour, parenting self-efficacy, preschool children, fathers, mothers
Subjects: Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Keresteš, Gordana
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 10:09
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 12:26

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