Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC)

The Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) is a self-reporting instrument that measures and assesses parent self-efficacy. The instrument, designed for parents with children birth-17 years of age, was originally developed by Gibaud-Wallston and Wandersman (1978) with skill knowledge and value competence subscales but has been translated and revised by Johnston and Marsh (1989) for use with older children.

Content

Topics

Satisfaction; efficacy

Ages
Birth-17 years
Languages
English

Administration information

Length
Not specified
Administration
Self-report

Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Haack, Lauren M., Alyson C. Gerdes, Brian W. Schneider, and Gabriela Dieguez Hurtado. 2011. “Advancing Our Knowledge of ADHD in Latino Children: Psychometric and Cultural Properties of Spanish-Versions of Parental/Family Functioning Measures.” Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 39 (1): 33–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-010-9441-y.

Secer, Zarife, Hulya Gulay Ogelman, Alev Onder, and Semra Berengi. 2012. “Analysing Mothers’ Self-Efficacy Perception towards Parenting in Relation to Peer Relationships of 5-6 Year-Old Preschool Children.” Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice 12 (3): 2001–8.

Sheeber, Lisa B., John R. Seeley, Edward G. Feil, Betsy Davis, Erik Sorensen, Derek B. Kosty, and Peter M. Lewinsohn. 2012. “Development and Pilot Evaluation of an Internet-Facilitated Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Maternal Depression.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 80 (5): 739–49. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028820.

Giallo, Rebecca, Mandy Kienhuis, Karli Treyvaud, and Jan Matthews. 2008. “A Psychometric Evaluation of the Parent Self-Efficacy in Managing the Transition to School Scale.” Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology 8: 36–48.

Hill, C., and J. Rose. 2009. “Parenting Stress in Mothers of Adults with an Intellectual Disability: Parental Cognitions in Relation to Child Characteristics and Family Support.” Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 53 (12): 969–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2009.01207.x.

Hassall, R., J. Rose, and J. McDonald. 2005. “Parenting Stress in Mothers of Children with an Intellectual Disability: The Effects of Parental Cognitions in Relation to Child Characteristics and Family Support.” Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 49 (6): 405–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00673.x.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Gilmore, L. and Cuskelly, M. (2008). Factor structure of the parenting sense of competence scale using a normative sample. Child: Care, Health, and Development, 35 (1), 48-55