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ERIC Number: EJ930960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Influence of Anxiety on the Social Functioning of Children with and without ADHD
Mikami, Amori Yee; Ransone, Megan L.; Calhoun, Casey D.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v15 n6 p473-484 Aug 2011
Objective: This investigation examined the contribution of anxiety to the social functioning of children with and without ADHD. Method: Participants were 62 children with ADHD (ages 6-10 years and 68% boys) and 62 age- and sex-matched comparison children. Children's social functioning was measured through parent and teacher reports, observations of social behaviors during a lab-based playgroup with previously unacquainted peers, and peer nominations during that lab-based playgroup. Results: Anxiety symptoms incrementally predicted adult-informant reports of poorer social functioning after controlling for demographic covariates, ADHD status, and oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD) status. However, anxiety was not associated with peer nominations received at the playgroup. There were some indications that anxiety may have greater influence on the functioning of comparison children relative to children with ADHD or ODD. Conclusion: Anxiety may contribute to the peer problems of children both with and without ADHD. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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