ERIC Number: EJ852694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Parenting Behavior and Cognitions in a Community Sample of Mothers with and without Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Banks, Tracy; Ninowski, Jerilyn E.; Mash, Eric J.; Semple, Deborah L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n1 p28-43 Feb 2008
Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults has recently emerged as an important area of research, little attention has been given to the family functioning of women with ADHD, particularly in their role as mothers. We examined parenting self-esteem, locus of control, and disciplinary styles in a community sample of mothers with varying levels of ADHD symptoms. Women with high levels of ADHD symptoms reported more occupational and psychiatric problems than women with lower levels of ADHD symptoms. They also reported lower parenting self-esteem, a more external parenting locus of control, and less effective disciplinary styles. The findings suggest that women with ADHD symptoms may face a number of difficulties within the parenting domain.
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Mothers, Females, Hyperactivity, Child Rearing, Attention Deficit Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Role, Self Esteem, Parenting Skills, Mental Health, Work Environment, Parent Attitudes, Schemata (Cognition)
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