عنوان مقاله [English]
Parental self-efficacy refers to the parents' perceived level of confidence of how to play their role, and also might be correlated with the social and psychological adjustment of children and parents. The aim of the present research is to examine factors influencing parental self-efficacy in mother with children under 2 years old.The study is descriptive- post hoc. A sample of 220 mothers were selected from Tehran by purposeful and accessible sampling method. They completed Parenting Stress Index, Sources of Social Support Scale, Maternal efficacy Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, Maternal separation anxiety scale and Child temperament questionnaire. Stepwise regression analysis showed that child temperament, mother depression and parenting stress, in three steps, could explain 33% of variance in maternal self-efficacy. Therefore, educational programs relevant to the mentioned factors can enhance maternal self-efficacy and prevent children’s psychological problems.