The relationship between satisfaction with life, ADHD symptoms, and associated problems among university students

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Title:
The relationship between satisfaction with life, ADHD symptoms, and associated problems among university students
Authors:
Gudjonsson, Gisli H; Sigurdsson, Jon Fridrik; Eyjolfsdottir, Gudrun Agusta; Smari, Jakob; Young, Susan
Citation:
J Atten Disord. 2009, 12(6):507-15
Issue Date:
1-May-2009
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether ADHD symptoms, and associated problems, are negatively related to subjective well-being. METHOD: The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was completed by 369 university students, along with the Reasoning & Rehabilitation (R&R) ADHD Training Evaluation (RATE), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) Scale for current ADHD symptoms, and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS). RESULTS: The SWLS was negatively correlated with all the other measures, and the strongest correlations were with the Total RATE score. A multiple regression analysis showed that the variables in the study accounted for 22% and 25% of the variance of the SWLS among males and females, respectively. Among males poor social functioning was the best predictor of dissatisfaction with life, whereas among females it was poor emotional control. CONCLUSION: Both ADHD symptoms and associated problems are significantly related to poorer satisfaction with life.
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dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, Gisli Hen
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Jon Fridriken
dc.contributor.authorEyjolfsdottir, Gudrun Agustaen
dc.contributor.authorSmari, Jakoben
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Susanen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-05T12:49:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-05T12:49:57Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-10-05-
dc.identifier.citationJ Atten Disord. 2009, 12(6):507-15en
dc.identifier.issn1087-0547-
dc.identifier.pmid18716292-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1087054708323018-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/83534-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether ADHD symptoms, and associated problems, are negatively related to subjective well-being. METHOD: The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was completed by 369 university students, along with the Reasoning & Rehabilitation (R&R) ADHD Training Evaluation (RATE), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) Scale for current ADHD symptoms, and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS). RESULTS: The SWLS was negatively correlated with all the other measures, and the strongest correlations were with the Total RATE score. A multiple regression analysis showed that the variables in the study accounted for 22% and 25% of the variance of the SWLS among males and females, respectively. Among males poor social functioning was the best predictor of dissatisfaction with life, whereas among females it was poor emotional control. CONCLUSION: Both ADHD symptoms and associated problems are significantly related to poorer satisfaction with life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054708323018en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivityen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disordersen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshPersonality Inventoryen
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.subject.meshStudentsen
dc.titleThe relationship between satisfaction with life, ADHD symptoms, and associated problems among university studentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Psychology, King's College, London. g.gudjonsson@iop.kcl.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalJournal of attention disordersen

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