TITLE

COLLEGE STUDENTS' ACCEPTANCE OF POTENTIAL TREATMENTS FOR ADHD

AUTHOR(S)
Carter, Stacy L.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Psychological Reports;Aug2005, Vol. 97 Issue 1, p258
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the influence that the professional occupation of a consultant making a treatment recommendation may have on college students' (82 women and 52 men) acceptance of a proposed treatment for a child displaying characteristics of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Consultants were special education teachers, school psychologists, or physicians. The study also examined college students' ratings of treatment acceptability associated with three frequently implemented interventions of either nonspecific medication, token economy with response cost, or time-out for children with characteristics of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Analysis indicated college students found a token economy intervention was the least acceptable recommendation by a physician.
ACCESSION #
18576800

 

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