Parenting self-efficacy and parental involvement of student with special needs in junior high school


  • Chairunnissa Chairunnissa Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Indonesia
  • Weny Savitry Sembiring Pandia Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Indonesia


inclusive education, parental involvement, parenting self-efficacy, students with special needs


The challenges in nurturing adolescents with special education needs (SEN) could affect parenting self-efficacy and parental involvement in inclusive education. This study aims to investigate the effect of parenting self-efficacy on parental involvement among parents of Junior High School students with SEN. A quantitative study utilizing Self Efficacy for Parenting Task Index (SEPTI) and Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ) was conducted to 192 parents. The regression analysis showed that parenting self-efficacy significantly explained 51.5% of the variance of  parental involvement scores among participant. Furthermore, the result showed that divorced parents had lower level of parental involvement compared to those who were married. Based on the result of study, some parents had moderate levels of parenting self-efficacy and involvement in education, which neccessitate strategies for improvement. The study highlights the importance of socializing effective parenting strategies for students with SEN, particularly by highlighting the importance of parental involvement.


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Chairunnissa, C., & Pandia, W. S. S. (2023). Parenting self-efficacy and parental involvement of student with special needs in junior high school. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 10(2), 172–190.



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