TITLE

Adult ADHD in a Student Population: Preliminary Findings

AUTHOR(S)
Burke, Alban; Austin, Tracey-Lee; Waldeck, Chantal
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Psychology in Africa;2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The study provides preliminary findings about the likely prevalence rates of ADHD in a South African student population. Data collected using self-report measures to identify symptoms of this disorder, are reported. Participants were 402 undergraduate psychology students. They completed the internal Restlessness Scale (Weynandt, Iwaszuk, Fulton, Ollerton, Beatty, Fouts, Schepman, & Greenlaw, 2003), Current Symptoms Scale (Barkley & Murphy, 1998), the Wender-Utah Rating Scale (Ward, Wender, & Reimherr, 1993) and the Adult ADHD Self-report Scale (Adler, Kessler, & Spencer, 2003). The results from the Internal Restlessness Scale suggest about 19 % of the students could have ADHD whereas those from the Adult ADHD Self-report Scale suggest a lower prevalence of around 13%. The varying prevalence rates suggest questionable construct validity of these instruments in the South African context.
ACCESSION #
61037797

 

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