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ERIC Number: EJ1068751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Factor Structure of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms for Children Age 3 to 5 Years
McGoey, Kara E.; Schreiber, James; Venesky, Lindsey; Westwood, Wendy; McGuirk, Lindsay; Schaffner, Kristen
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n5 p430-438 Aug 2015
The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) distinguishes two dimensions of symptoms, inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity for ages 3 to adulthood. Currently, no separate classification for preschool-age children exists, whereas preliminary research suggests that the two-factor structure of ADHD may not match the presentation of symptoms in a preschool sample. The present study explored this incongruity by examining the factor structure of the 18 "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed., text rev; "DSM-IV-TR") ADHD symptoms on the ADHD-Rating Scale-IV-Preschool Version within a normative preschool sample (n = 976). Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were performed on results from teacher and parent ratings. The findings indicate a three-factor model, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, for the presentation of ADHD in preschoolers based on both parent and teacher report data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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