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ERIC Number: EJ1091454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Postsecondary Students with Specific Learning Disabilities and with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Should Not Be Considered as a Unified Group for Research or Practice
Budd, Jillian; Fichten, Catherine S.; Jorgensen, Mary; Havel, Alice; Flanagan, Tara
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n4 p206-216 Apr 2016
Objective: To examine similarities and differences among college/university students with ADHD, LD, and comorbid ADHD and LD on variables related to academic performance. Method: Students who self-reported ADHD (n = 42), LD (n = 72), or comorbid ADHD and LD (n = 42), completed an online questionnaire which evaluated grades, parental education, course and social self-efficacy, and personal and school related obstacles and facilitators. Results: Students with ADHD (with or without comorbidity) reported the worst grades, personal situations (e.g., study habits, personal motivation), and course-related self-efficacy (e.g., time management, keeping up-to-date with school work). The single exception was that students with ADHD had more confidence in understanding textbooks than students with LD. Comorbid ADHD and LD sometimes led to worse outcomes than LD or ADHD alone. Conclusion: The common practice of combining all three groups, "LD and/or ADHD", should be avoided. Suggestions are made about what could be done to help students with ADHD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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