Perceived Self-Efficacy Scales

Perceived Filial Self-Efficacy Scale
In relations with your parents: How well can you:
1.    Talk with your parents even when your relationship with them is tense
2.    Talk with your parent about your personal problems
3.    Handle your parent’s intrusions into your privacy without getting irritated about it
4.    Prevent differences of opinions with your parents from turning into arguments
5.    Talk with your parent about your feelings toward them
6.    Get your parents to understand your point of view on matters when it differs from theirs
7.    Express your gratitude to your parents for their efforts on your behalf
8.    Express your disagreement with your parents without getting angry
9.    Get your parents to pay attention to your needs even when they are preoccupied with their own problems
10.Involve your parents in important decisions about your future
11.Take into account your parents’ suggestions when they differ from your preferences
12.Admit when you are wrong and change your opinion
13.Accept your parents’ criticism of you without feeling offended
14.Increase your parents’ trust and appreciation for you
15.Get your parents to trust your judgment and responsibilities
16.Avoid irritation when your parents don’t pay attention to you
Perceived PARENTAL Self-Efficacy Scale
In relations with your son/daughter: How well can you:
1.    Help your son/daughter manage problems that he/she has with others
2.    Support your son’s/daughter’s self-reliance when he/she feels unable to handle the demands
3.    Offer your son/daughter help even when he/she does not ask for it
4.    Attend to your son/daughter when you are worried about personal‚ family‚ or work matters
5.    Handle firmly instances when your son/daughter breaks rules and commitments
6.    Offer guidance without intruding on his/her privacy
7.    Get your son/daughter to give up friends you do not care for
8.    Get your son/daughter to confide in you about his/her worries
9.    Accept your son’s/daughter’s criticism of you without being offended
10.Get your son/daughter to talk to you about highly personal matters
11.Talk to your son/daughter about your relationship and feelings for each other
12.Get your son/daughter to set realistic goals and help him/her to achieve them
Perceived MARITAL Self-Efficacy Scale
In your relationship with your wife/husband: How well can you:
1.    Set aside time to talk together about things that worry you
2.    Prevent disagreements from turning into angry exchanges
3.    Respect your spouse’s views on matters even though you disagree with them
4.    Deal with problems together without blaming each other
5.    Accept criticism without feeling offended
6.    Get the support of your spouse when you have personal problems
7.    Make your spouse feel important and respected
8.    Get your spouse to agree on how to deal with problems with your children and their schooling
9.    Get your spouse involved in important decisions about how to run the family
10.Support your spouse when the children ignore what they are asked to do
11.Protect the privacy of your marital relationship
12.Support your spouse in handling conflicts with parents
Perceived COLLECTIVE FAMILY Efficacy Scale
1.    Set aside leisure time with your family when other things press for attention
2.    Agree to decisions that require some sacrifice of personal interests
3.    Resolve conflicts when family members feel they are not being treated fairly
4.    Prevent family disagreements from turning into heated arguments
5.    Get family members to share household responsibilities
6.    Support each other in times of stress
7.    Bounce back quickly from adverse experiences
8.    Help each other to achieve their personal goals
9.    Help each other with work demands
10.Build respect for each other’s particular interests
11.Get family members to carry out their responsibilities when they neglect them
12.Build trust in each other
13.Figure out what choices to make when the family faces important decisions
14.Find community resources and make good use of them for the family
15.Get the family to keep close ties to their larger family
16.Celebrate family traditions even in difficult times
17.Serve as a positive example for the community
18.Remain confident during difficult times
19.Accept each member’s need for independence
20.Cooperate with schools to improve their educational practices
1= “Not well at all” to 7= “Very well”
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 440-444. (2013). Google Scholar

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Caprara‚ Regalia‚ Scabini‚ Barbarenelli‚ & Bandura‚ (2004). Perceived Self-Efficacy Scales (Filial‚ Marital‚ Parental‚ and Collective Family). In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 440-444. (2013). Google Scholar