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ERIC Number: EJ837301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Confirming the Factor Structure of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in College Students Using Student and Parent Data
Proctor, Briley E.; Prevatt, Frances
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n3 p250-259 2009
This study used confirmatory factor analysis to compare one-, two-, and three-factor models of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms to determine which model is the best fit for the data. Participants were 190 clinic-referred college students who had been evaluated for ADHD, 155 of whom had received a diagnosis. Data consisted of both self- and other (e.g., parent) ratings of both current and childhood symptoms. Symptoms came directly from the "DSM-IV" criteria for ADHD. A three-factor model, consistent with the "DSM-III," was superior for current and childhood symptoms, regardless of rater (i.e., self or parent). The primary implication for these findings is that there may be a viable Impulsive subtype of ADHD within the adult population. Further research might include a closer examination of the unique functional limitations associated with impulsivity, as well as the development of diagnostic items that maximize model fit. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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