Household responsibilities in the family of origin: Relations with self-efficacy in young adulthood

Heidi R. Riggio, Ann Marie Valenzuela, Dana A. Weiser

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Abstract

Undergraduate students (N = 280, M age = 20.6 years) completed self-report measures of general and work self-efficacy, quality of relationships with parents, and household responsibilities while growing up. Results indicate positive correlations between household responsibilities (housework chores, running errands) and general and work self-efficacy; and between quality of relationships with parents and self-efficacy. Age at beginning self-care and housework tasks are predictive of general self-efficacy for women, and housework and age at beginning chores are predictive of women's work self-efficacy; for men, running errands predicts greater general and work self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is predicted by household responsibilities even when relationships with parents are considered. Potential processes underlying relations between household responsibilities and self-efficacy development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-573
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Chores
  • Housework
  • Parents
  • Self-efficacy
  • Work self-efficacy

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