Parenting self-efficacy and social support in Japan and the United States
SMC Affiliated Work
Kalmanovitz School of Education
Journal of Family Issues
To understand the conditions that give rise to parenting self-efficacy in Japan and the United States, the authors have investigated its relation to the perceptions of support available to mothers of children in the final year of preschool (N = 235; n = 121 in United States, n = 114 in Japan). Hierarchical regression analysis indicates that in both countries, women who experience higher parenting self-efficacy report more positive childhood memories of parental support and greater satisfaction with husband’s and friends’ support. Mothers in the United States are significantly more self-efficacious than are mothers in Japan, even after controlling for the effects of the support predictors. A follow-up mediational analysis reveals that Japanese women’s lower levels of parenting self-efficacy are partially attributable to their low satisfaction with husband’s support.
parenting self-efficacy, social support, cross-cultural differences, mothers, Japan, childhood memory
Suzuki, S, Holloway, S. D., Yamamoto, Y. and Mindnich, J. D. (June 8, 2009). Parenting self-efficacy and social support in Japan and the United States. Journal of Family Issues, 30 (pp.1505- 1526). DOI: 10.1177/0192513X09336830
Suzuki, Sawako; Halloway, Susan D.; Yamamato, Yoko; and Mindnich, Jessica D.. Parenting self-efficacy and social support in Japan and the United States (2009). Journal of Family Issues. 30, 1505-1526. 10.1177/0192513X09336830 [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-education-faculty-works/464