ERIC Number: ED331269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Personality Correlates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Heilveil, Ira; Clark, Dona
This study delineates personality correlates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) A standardized projective technique (the Roberts Apperception Test for Children (RATC) and the Conners Parent Rating Scale were administered to 52 ADHD children, ages 6-15. Results indicated that, when compared to the RATC standardization sample, ADHD children had little ability to cope with their feelings, had little awareness of problems in their environment, perceived only marginal support from their environment, were highly depressed, and perceived much aggression in their environment. The paper concludes that psychotherapeutic approaches should focus on increasing the supports available in the child's environment, relieving depression, enabling the child to appropriately express anger, and improving their problem-identifying and problem-solving abilities. (27 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).