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Open Access Oral Presentation

Keywords

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; College students with disabilities--Social networks;

Abstract

Social support has been found to be a protective factor in some mental illnesses. College students with ADHD often have a hard time maintaining peer relationships. This study examines the relation between ADHD and social support in college students. I found that those who experienced increased social impairment and elevated ADHD symptoms experience reduced social support quality. These results suggest that college students with elevated ADHD symptomatology may experience a harder time cultivating and maintaining friendships. Clinical implications include better appraisal of social support in clients with ADHD, and treatment approaches that address social impairment.

Start Date

12-4-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Lefler

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Graduate Student

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This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Functioning & Mental Health; Monday, April 12, 2021; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Moderator: Tricia Schrage.

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Quality and Quantity of Social Support in College Students with ADHD Symptomatology

Social support has been found to be a protective factor in some mental illnesses. College students with ADHD often have a hard time maintaining peer relationships. This study examines the relation between ADHD and social support in college students. I found that those who experienced increased social impairment and elevated ADHD symptoms experience reduced social support quality. These results suggest that college students with elevated ADHD symptomatology may experience a harder time cultivating and maintaining friendships. Clinical implications include better appraisal of social support in clients with ADHD, and treatment approaches that address social impairment.