ERIC Number: EJ914521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
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Reference Count: 33
Psychological Functioning in Siblings of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Jones, Kenneth B.; Welsh, Robert K.; Glassmire, David M.; Tavegia, Bethany D.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n6 p753-759 Dec 2006
We examined psychological functioning in siblings of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Siblings of children diagnosed with ADHD (n = 45) between the ages of 9 and 13 and a control group (n = 46) within the same age range composed of siblings of children with no diagnosed disorders completed measures of psychological functioning. A significant multivariate difference was observed on these measures across groups. Post hoc investigation of the univariate means revealed one significant group difference, which occurred on a measure of Trait Anger. This finding suggests that future research on family members of children with ADHD may be warranted.
Descriptors: Control Groups, Siblings, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychology, Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Family Environment
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