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

Domains
Conflicts,
Child Independence,
Parent Emphathy,
Child Expectations,
Postive Involvement,
Discipline,
Communication,
Parent Support,
Efficacy,
Knowledge,
Confidence,
Skills and Behaviors,
Affection,
Emotional Support,
Child Development,
Family Management,
Parent-Child Relationship
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
Not specified

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., Schneider, B. W., & Hurtado, G. D. (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 Psychology39(1), 33-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-010-9441-y

Sheeber, L. B., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Davis, B., Sorensen, E., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2012). Development and pilot evaluation of an Internet-facilitated cognitive-behavioral intervention for maternal depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology80(5), 739. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028820

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring