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Household responsibilities in the family of origin: Relations with self-efficacy in young adulthood
Click Here Personality and Individual Differences 48 (2010) 568–573
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.

“Raising Him … to Pull His Own Weight”: Boys’ Household Work in Single-Mother Households
Click Here Journal of Family Issues 32(2) 157–180


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