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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and impulsivity/hyperactivity and is estimated to affect 3% to 7% of the school population (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). In the majority of cases the disorder persists into adolescence and adulthood (Barkley, Murphy, & Fischer, 2008; Simon, Czobor, Bálint, Mészáros & Bitter, 2009). Although many studies have reported on the relationship between ADHD and younger children, there are fewer studies examining this with older participants. Recent research indicates that increasing numbers of high school students with ADHD are pursuing college (Wolf, Simkowitz, & Carlson, 2009). While the exact rates of ADHD among college students are unknown, approximately 2% to 4% of college students report clinically significant levels of ADHD symptomology (Weyandt & DuPaul, 2006). Even though various studies in recent years have focused on unique aspects of functioning among college students diagnosed with ADHD, less empirical evidence is available concerning how these aspects of functioning specifically relate to ADHD symptomology in college students.
Chung, H. J., Wyandt, L., Verdi, G., Swentosky, A., Marraccini, M., Varejao, M., . . . Turcotte, K. (2013). The relationship among ADHD symptomology, executive functions, morality, and humor. The ADHD Report, 21(7), 5-9.
Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1521/adhd.2013.21.7.5