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The influence of self-efficacy beliefs for student parents attending university

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dc.contributor.author van Rhijn, Tricia
dc.contributor.author Lero, Donna S.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T13:14:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-28T13:14:59Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-31
dc.identifier.issn 0260-1370
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9110
dc.description.abstract Student parents (i.e., students who have their own dependent children) are a specific sub-population of adult learners. This study investigated the impact of self-efficacy beliefs on student parents’ perceived capacity to manage multiple roles and their satisfaction with family, school, and life. Survey data collected from 398 student parents enroled at four Canadian universities were analysed. Latent variable analysis was conducted using maximum likelihood estimation with robust standard errors (MLR) using Mplus. Self-efficacy beliefs were found to influence student parents’ perceptions of satisfaction at school, in the family, and with life in general. Perceptions of one’s capacity to manage multiple roles (i.e., school-family balance) were found to mediate the relationship between academic self-efficacy and school satisfaction as well as parental self-efficacy and family satisfaction. Furthermore, preliminary evidence is provided of unique subgroups within the student parent population based on children’s ages, partner status, and enrolment status (i.e., full/part-time studies). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This study was made possible as a result of funding received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Jarislowsky Chair for Families & Work. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Lifelong Education en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Student parents en_US
dc.subject Post-secondary study en_US
dc.subject Non-traditional students en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.subject Students with dependents en_US
dc.title The influence of self-efficacy beliefs for student parents attending university en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
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dcterms.relation van Rhijn, T., & Lero, D. S. (2014). The influence of self-efficacy beliefs for student parents attending university. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 33(4), 541-555. doi: 10.1080/02601370.2014.884178


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