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ERIC Number: EJ804385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Attributional Styles and Psychosocial Functioning of Adults with ADHD: Practice Issues and Gender Differences
Rucklidge, Julia; Brown, Deborah; Crawford, Susan; Kaplan, Bonnie
Journal of Attention Disorders, v10 n3 p288-298 2007
Objective: This study investigates attributional styles and psychosocial functioning of men and women with ADHD identified in adulthood to inform practice issues. Method: One hundred and eighty adults participate: 52 females with ADHD, 37 males with ADHD, 51 female controls, and 40 male controls are administered questionnaires broadly assessing attributional style and psychosocial functioning. Results: The ADHD groups report more depression and anxiety, greater childhood dissatisfaction, a more external locus of control and lower self-esteem, and being more likely to be classified with a maladaptive attributional style than controls. No specific gender differences are noted in the ADHD groups, although a few overall gender differences emerge, with males reporting lower self-esteem, a more external locus of control, and more dissatisfaction in childhood than females. Conclusion: Consistent with other research, ADHD participants, regardless of gender, are struggling significantly with psychosocial functioning. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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