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ERIC Number: EJ813181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
A Cluster Analysis of Personality Style in Adults with ADHD
Robin, Arthur L.; Tzelepis, Angela; Bedway, Marquita
Journal of Attention Disorders, v12 n3 p254-263 2008
Objective: The purpose of this study was to use hierarchical linear cluster analysis to examine the normative personality styles of adults with ADHD. Method: A total of 311 adults with ADHD completed the Millon Index of Personality Styles, which consists of 24 scales assessing motivating aims, cognitive modes, and interpersonal behaviors. Results: The sample was randomly divided into half, and independent hierarchical linear cluster analyses were performed on each half to identify replicable clusters. A three-cluster solution was selected, and two of the clusters were replicated across the independent analyses. Participants in Cluster 1 manifested more polarized, negative motivating aims, cognitive modes, and interpersonal behaviors than participants in Cluster two. Conclusion: Hierarchical linear cluster analyses identified two very different personality styles in a sample of adults with ADHD, with implications for clinicians and future research. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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