Skip to main content

Supporting parents: development of a tool to measure self-efficacy of parents with learning disabilities

Bloomfield, Linda, Kendall, Sally, Fortuna, Sandra (2010) Supporting parents: development of a tool to measure self-efficacy of parents with learning disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38 (4). pp. 303-309. ISSN 1354-4187. E-ISSN 1468-3156. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00607.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00607.x

Abstract

There has been a steady increase over the last 20 years in the number of parents with learning disabilities who are referred to social workers and community health practitioners. It is a common experience for parents with learning disabilities to have their child removed from the home and placed permanently in care, and although they are often judged as inadequate parents, it is known that they can be good enough parents when provided with parenting support. This article reports the development of a tool to measure the self-efficacy of parents with learning disabilities, which will help to evaluate parenting initiatives specifically aimed at this parent group. A tool to measure parenting self-efficacy (TOPSE) has been adapted to be accessible to parents with learning disabilities. Eighteen parents took part in the study to complete and comment on the tool with the help of a researcher from the community learning disabilities team. This tool, which consists of 45 self-efficacy statements, now needs to be tested on a larger sample of parents with learning disabilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00607.x
Uncontrolled keywords: Learning disabilities, parenting, self-efficacy, tool development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55239 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):