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J. Korean Home Econ. Assoc > Volume 49(2); 2011 > Article
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(2):75-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.2.075
The Mediating Effect of Self-Efficacy on the Relationship between Father's Child-Rearing Attitude and Children's Prosocial Behavior
Kyungsoo Yang
Department of Child & Social Welfare, Kyung Woon University
Corresponding Author: Kyungsoo Yang ,Tel: +82-54-479-1324, Fax: +82-54-479-1328 , Email: ksyang@ikw.ac.kr
Received: November 24, 2010; Revised: December 7, 2010   Accepted: January 3, 2011.
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between fathers' child-rearing attitude and children's prosocial behavior. The participants were 410 children aged 3-6 years, who completed scales of the fathers' child-rearing attitude, children's prosocial behavior, and self-efficacy. The data were analyzed in terms of a hypothesized structural equation model using AMOS 7.0. The results were as following. Firstly, the fathers' child-rearing attitude was found to have a direct effect on children's prosocial behavior and self-efficacy. Secondly, children's self-efficacy was also found to affect children's prosocial behavior directly. Thirdly, children's self-esteem have a mediated effect on the relationship between fathers' child-rearing attitude and the children's prosocial behavior.
Keywords: self-efficacy, father`s child-rearing attitude, prosocial behavior
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