The concept of self-efficacy has proved useful for studying preschool children. These children show high self-efficacy, optimism and will to acquire new experience. It is useful to support children in a positive way, because we build a good and steady base for resisting in various life events and situations. Parents are the most important factor for cultivating self-efficacy in their children. The manner in which parents mediate different experiences to children and how they lead them through new and stressing situations, basically influences the style, how they will deal with new and stressing situations when they grow up. The present study examines these statements by means of qualitative methods.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.