Peran Parental Self-efficacy dalam Mengoptimalkan Perkembangan Akademik Anak

Evany Victoriana


This writing examine theoretically about parental self-efficacy roles in optimizing children academic development. Parental self-efficacy is a belief that someone can perform the roles of parent adequately (Bandura, 2002). In school age (6-12 years) academic development is very important, not only for children cognitive development, but also children emotion and social development. Children who have optimal academic development will have industry feeling, a feeling that they are competent and productive. Whereas children who fail
in academic development will have inferior feeling, that is a feeling not competent and productive. In school age, according to Erik Erikson, there is a crisis industry versus
inferiority. To optimizing children academic development, parents need to increase they parental self-efficacy, with finding models or imitating another parents who success
performing the roles of parents. Parents, specially working mother, can searching support from the other person in operating the roles as parent. For example, support from husband or another sources.

Keywords: Parental self-efficacy, academic development


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