Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Communicative Disorders, MS
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
neonatal abstinence syndrome; self efficacy; parental self efficacy; maternal self efficacy; demographic risk factors; demographic protective factors
This study sought to identify demographic risk and protective factors that may relate to parental self-efficacy in biological and foster mothers caring for infants prenatally exposed to opioids. The study also examined whether participation in treatment for biological mothers and in training for foster mothers was associated with parental self-efficacy. Forty-nine women (21 biological mothers and 28 foster mothers) were surveyed. Measures included demographic, treatment, and training information. A single-item, self-report measure was used to assess satisfaction with support from friends using an item from the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Bref scale (Skevington, Lotfy, & O'Connell, 2004). The Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale was used to measure mothers’ parental self-efficacy (Črnčec, Barnett, & Matthey, 2008). Results found significant differences in demographic representation between biological and foster mothers, but did not find a significant association between parental self-efficacy and participation in treatment for biological mothers or in training for foster mothers.
Sherehiy, Megan Kathleen, "The self-efficacy of biological mothers and foster mothers caring for infants prenatally exposed to drugs or treated for NAS : examination of potentially influencing factors." (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3196.