Parental Perceptions of Academic Performance and Attainment of Children Diagnosed With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

and †Department of Educational Psychology, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
The Journal of nervous and mental disease (Impact Factor: 1.69). 07/2013; 201(7):598-601. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182982939
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We examined parental perceptions of academic performance and attainment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to both parent and child gender along with the interaction of parent and child gender. The current study adds to the body of research by examining the perceptions of parents of children with ADHD according to both parent and child gender. The results indicate that fathers, on the whole, seemed less likely to consider ADHD to have negative academic implications for their children as compared with mothers. With regard to child gender, the fathers seemed less likely to consider ADHD to have negative academic implications for their sons over their daughters. The results suggest that interventions for parents of children with ADHD should be targeted to fathers with sons with ADHD.

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