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Pollack, Brittany; DuPaul, George J.; Weysandt, Lisa L.; Anastopoulos, Arthur D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely than their peers to engage in risk-taking behaviors, including harmful alcohol use, consumption of illicit drugs, and risky sexual behaviors. These behaviors become more common in the general population of young adults as they enter college, particularly for…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Risk, Health Behavior, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Gerdes, Alyson C.; Lawton, Kathryn E.; Haack, Lauren M.; Hurtado, Gabriela Dieguez – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2013
Objective: In an effort to combat the mental health disparities that exist among Latinos, the current study aimed to add to our knowledge related to culturally appropriate assessments for Latino children presenting with ADHD. Method: As part of a larger study, a community sample of 68 Spanish-speaking, Latino parents completed the Spanish…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disability Identification, Psychometrics
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McKinney, Ashley A.; Canu, Will H.; Schneider, H. G. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2013
Objective: ADHD has been linked to various constructs, yet there is a lack of focus on how its symptom clusters differentially associate with personality, which this study addresses. Method: The current study examines the relationship between impulsive and inattentive ADHD traits and personality, indexed by the Revised NEO Personality Inventory…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Correlation, Conceptual Tempo, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Brown, Thomas E. – Educational Leadership, 2007
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimated that approximately 7.8 percent of U.S. children ages 4-17 are currently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For decades, most educators, physicians, psychologists, and parents have thought of ADD/ADHD as…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Physicians, Disease Control, Behavior Problems
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Niederhofer, Helmut; Pittschieler, Klaus – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: Several studies report a possible association of celiac disease (CD) with psychiatric and psychological disturbances, such as ADHD. Method: The authors assess 132 participants from 3 to 57 years of age (M = 19.3 years) affected by CD for the possibility of an associated ADHD-like symptomatology, using the Conner Scale Hypescheme, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Rating Scales, Dietetics
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McDermott, Paul A.; Steinberg, Carrie M.; Angelo, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
In this article we examine the ability of contextual information to enhance assessment of behavior problems in schools. Capitalizing on the multisituational structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, exploratory and confirmatory analyses with a representative national sample (N = 1,400, ages 5-17 years) revealed three unique…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Lawson, Katharine R.; Ruff, Holly A. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2004
Negative emotionality and poor attention may combine or interact as risk factors in development. Negative emotionality is considered a challenge for self-regulation, whereas good attention is a potential means of self-regulation. In the current study, composites of 1- and 2-year maternal ratings of negative emotionality and global ratings of…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Problems
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Collett, Brent R.; Gimpel, Gretchen A. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2004
Objective: This study explores child and maternal attributions in ADHD and non-ADHD populations. Participants included children with ADHD (N = 26) and without ADHD (N = 24) and their mothers. Method: Children completed the Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R; Kaslow & Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991) and mothers completed the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attention Deficit Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology)