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ERIC Number: EJ793573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Self-Reported Symptoms of ADHD among College Students in China and the United States
Norvilitis, Jill M.; Ingersoll, Travis; Zhang, Jie; Jia, Shuhua
Journal of Attention Disorders, v11 n5 p558-567 2008
Objective: The present study examined ADHD symptoms among college students in China and the United States. Method: A total of 283 (45%) American and 343 (55%) Chinese students completed the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS) and the Current Symptoms Scale (CSS), in addition to other measures. Results: Both of the ADHD measures appear to be reliable and valid, with good internal consistency, similar factor structures, and predicted relationships with other variables, such as depression and self-esteem. However, differences exist between the cultures in gender and overall reported symptom severity. Conclusion: ADHD symptomatology is present among college students in China in a pattern similar to that found in American college students. The WURS and the CSS appear to be effective screening measures for the disorder in China, although further research on gender and cultural differences is necessary. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United States