Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examining the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and aggression in adults
by Ramos, Amanda M., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 86; 1601315
Abstract (Summary)

Executive functioning (EF) has been suggested as a possible factor that might affect the behaviors of individuals with ADHD. The purpose of this study is to examine whether executive functioning moderates the association between ADHD symptoms and self-reported aggression. Participants (80 female, 20 male undergraduates) completed the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire, ADHD Self-Report Scale, as well as three neuropsychological tasks: the Berg’s Card Sorting Test-64, the Stroop Task, and the Iowa Gambling Task. Results revealed that both cold and hot EF does not moderate the relationship between ADHD symptoms and self-reported aggression. However, gender moderated the association between ADHD symptoms and self-reported aggression. Females and males with more ADHD symptoms had more self-reported aggression than those with less ADHD symptoms, and the rate of increase in aggression was less for females than males.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Span, Sherry A.
Commitee: Cho, Young-Hee, Chun, Chi-Ah
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Aggression, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, College students, Executive functioning, Gender
Publication Number: 1601315
ISBN: 978-1-339-12386-8
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