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ERIC Number: EJ894601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Parental Attributions for Success in Managing the Behavior of Children with ADHD
Coles, Erika K.; Pelham, William E.; Gnagy, Elizabeth M.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v14 n2 p138-146 Sep 2010
Objective: The current study evaluated the effects of differing intensities of behavior modification and medication on parents' self-reported success in managing their child's misbehavior and the attributions parents gave for success or failure. Method: Children were randomized to receive in counterbalanced orders different levels of behavior modification, each for 3-week cycles. In addition, medication was manipulated using a medication assessment procedure. Parents reported daily how successful they were in managing their child's misbehavior and the attributions for either their success or failure. Results: Parents of children with ADHD generally felt successful in managing their child's behavior, regardless of treatment condition. In the high behavior modification condition, they were more likely to endorse items that attributed their success to their own effort. Conclusion: In conditions in which parents were given more intensive tools to manage misbehavior they were more likely to attribute their success to their own effort. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children