ADHD Symptomology and Social Functioning in College Students
ADHD, anger, intimate partner violence, IPV, romantic relationships, social impairment
Journal of Attention Disorders
Objective: ADHD is no longer considered a disorder that children simply outgrow. Adults experience ADHD at high rates (2.5%-5%) and are impaired in multiple life domains, including social impairment. The purpose of this study was to examine emerging adults with varying degrees of ADHD symptomology in respect to social impairment, state and trait anger, romantic relationship satisfaction, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Method: College students, a subset of emerging adults, were recruited to complete measures online. Results: Data were analyzed using a series of multiple regressions. Higher levels of ADHD symptomology in college students were related to increased social impairment and higher levels of state and trait anger, but not romantic relationship satisfaction or rates of IPV. Conclusion: Anger management and social skills training may be beneficial treatment components for this group.
Department of Psychology
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Sacchetti, Gina M. and Lefler, Elizabeth K., "ADHD Symptomology and Social Functioning in College Students" (2017). Faculty Publications. 834.