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dc.contributor.advisor Meyer, J. A. Sebopelo, Nkalafeng Paulina 2013-04-16T12:18:15Z 2013-04-16T12:18:15Z 2012
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental behavioural disorder among school-age children, which in most cases continues into adolescence and adulthood and is mainly characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The aim of the study was to establish the relationship between ADHD symptoms (hyperactivity/impulsiveness and inattention) and child abuse (emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse). Method: A total of 191 participants (without a clinical diagnosis of ADHD) participated in the study. The participants were assessed on a battery consisting of the BSSA (Barkley‘s Symptoms Scale for Adolescents) and CMIS (Child Maltreatment Interview Schedule). The ADHD scores on BSSA have been correlated with scores on the CMIS. The results were analysed using the Pearson‘s product-moment correlation to show a relationship between ADHD symptoms and a history of child abuse. Results: A positive, but weak relationship between ADHD symptoms and all the measured forms of child abuse was indicated, with inattention symptoms showing a slightly higher relationship than the hyperactivity/impulsiveness symptoms. Conclusion: There is a significant although weak relationship, between ADHD symptoms and all forms of child abuse in non-impaired adolescents. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 142 leaves : col. ill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Attention-decifit disorder en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-decifit disorder in adolescence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-decifit hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child abuse en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hyperactive children en_US
dc.title The relationship between symptoms of attention-decifit / hyperactivity disorder and child abuse in adolescents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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