Faculty Publications

Title

ADHD Symptomology and Social Functioning in College Students

Document Type

Article

Keywords

ADHD, anger, intimate partner violence, IPV, romantic relationships, social impairment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Attention Disorders

Volume

21

Issue

12

First Page

1009

Last Page

1019

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.1177/1087054714557355

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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