Parents of children with special needs face challenges that can cause stress and reduce parenting self-efficacy. The parent-child relationship is one of the main influences on a child's social-emotional abilities. The aim of this study was to examine more in depth the effect of parental acceptance on the social-emotional abilities of children with special needs and investigate the mediating role of parenting self-efficacy. The participants were 291 parents of children with special needs from various regions in Indonesia. All the participants completed a questionnaire that assessed parental acceptance, parenting self-efficacy, and the social-emotional abilities of their children. The mediation model was tested using the Structural Equation Model. The result of this study shows that the relationship between parental acceptance and the social-emotional abilities of children with special needs is fully mediated by parenting self-efficacy.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Life Span and Disability|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Children with special needs
- Parental acceptance
- Parenting self-efficacy
- Social-emotional abilities