ERIC Number: EJ1049047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Enhancing ADHD and LD Diagnostic Accuracy Using Career Instruments
Dipeolu, Abiola; Hargrave, Stephanie; Storlie, Cassandra A.
Journal of Career Development, v42 n1 p19-32 Feb 2015
Individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders may have work-related difficulties that impact functioning in all life domains. With limited research on the integration of career and mental health counseling, authors used a discriminant function analysis to assess the predictability of accurately identifying diagnostic categories among 258 adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LDs) through the use of constructs derived from three career development inventories. Results showed that using an appropriate interpretive T-score from individuals with the same diagnosis enhanced the ability to discriminate between diagnoses of LD and ADHD in young adults. Implications for the practice of career counseling and development are provided.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Identification, Career Counseling, Career Development, Scores, Mental Disorders, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Counseling, Correlation, Intervention, High School Students, Likert Scales, Career Readiness, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Maturity Inventory; Career Thoughts Inventory