NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ890576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Understanding ADHD in Girls: Identification and Social Characteristics
Grskovic, Janice A.; Zentall, Sydney S.
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n1 p171-184 2010
The purpose of this study was to identify the hyperactive, impulsive, social, and emotional characteristics of girls with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These characteristics could be used to increase the referral rates of these girls and provide implications for intervention. Parent and self-ratings of a school-based sample of 262 girls with and without ADHD were analyzed. Girls with ADHD were characterized as more verbally impulsive and hyperactive, faster in conversations and school-work, more easily bored, more often stirring up trouble, having difficulty waiting, and demonstrating greater moodiness, anger, and stubbornness than their peers. The girls with symptoms of ADHD also discriminated between their own appropriate versus inappropriate activity and demonstrated normal prosocial activities, the level of which was related to higher self-esteem. Implications are that ADHD characteristic behavior in girls can be identified earlier so that treatments can be studied and improved. (Contains 9 tables.)
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A