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dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, G Hen
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, J Fen
dc.contributor.authorGudmundsdottir, H Ben
dc.contributor.authorSigurjonsdottir, Sen
dc.contributor.authorSmari, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T13:48:26Z
dc.date.available2010-02-25T13:48:26Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-01
dc.date.submitted2010-02-25
dc.identifier.citationPers Individ Dif. 2010, 48(5):601-6en
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/93037
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and core maladaptive personality problems (i.e., functional impairment). The participants were 397 college students in Iceland, who were screened for childhood and current ADHD symptoms (DSM-IV Checklist) and completed the Reasoning and Rehabilitation (R&R) ADHD Training Evaluation Scale (RATE) and the Severity Indices of Personality Problems (SIPP). There was a significant overlap between some of the SIPP and RATE domains. ADHD symptoms correlated significantly with the SIPP domains. Multiple regressions showed that ADHD symptoms were associated with SIPP Responsibility beyond Self-Control. In addition, inattention was a much better predictor of the Responsibility domain than hyperactivity/impulsivity. The findings show that ADHD symptoms are significantly related to core components of maladaptive personality, but salient differences exist between the attentional and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms. The findings clearly link inattention in adults primarily to impaired capacity to set and achieve aspired goals as a core personality problem. This adds to the growing evidence that functional impairment is significantly associated with adult ADHD.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.015en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivityen
dc.subject.meshAuditory Perceptual Disordersen
dc.titleThe relationship between ADHD symptoms in college students and core components of maladaptive personalityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPersonality and Individual Differencesen
html.description.abstractThe main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and core maladaptive personality problems (i.e., functional impairment). The participants were 397 college students in Iceland, who were screened for childhood and current ADHD symptoms (DSM-IV Checklist) and completed the Reasoning and Rehabilitation (R&R) ADHD Training Evaluation Scale (RATE) and the Severity Indices of Personality Problems (SIPP). There was a significant overlap between some of the SIPP and RATE domains. ADHD symptoms correlated significantly with the SIPP domains. Multiple regressions showed that ADHD symptoms were associated with SIPP Responsibility beyond Self-Control. In addition, inattention was a much better predictor of the Responsibility domain than hyperactivity/impulsivity. The findings show that ADHD symptoms are significantly related to core components of maladaptive personality, but salient differences exist between the attentional and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms. The findings clearly link inattention in adults primarily to impaired capacity to set and achieve aspired goals as a core personality problem. This adds to the growing evidence that functional impairment is significantly associated with adult ADHD.


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