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Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: Self-Efficacy in Parents and Children and its Relationship to Future Delinquent Behavior in Children
Authors: Walters, Glenn
Publication Date: Jan-2022
Pages: 104-122
Keywords: parental control self-efficacy
child self-efficacy
child delinquency
moderated mediation
Abstract: A moderated mediation analysis was performed on 3,600 (1,829 boys and 1,771 girls) adolescents from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Results from a path analysis revealed that child self-efficacy mediated the relationship between mother control self-efficacy and child delinquency in girls but not in boys and that it mediated the relationship between father control self-efficacy and child delinquency in both boys and girls, with the effect being stronger in girls. Alternately, the direct effect from parental control self-efficacy to child delinquency was stronger in boys than girls. These results suggest that while girls may be discouraged from engaging in delinquency by modeling the self-efficacy of their parents, boys may more likely be dissuaded from delinquency by parenting factors other than modeling.
DOI: 10.1177/0044118x20959230
ISBN: 0044-118X
Research collection: Journal Articles
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