Title

The relationship between ADHD symptomology and decision making

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2012

Abstract

Objective: To explore the relationship between the symptoms of ADHD, the extent to which college students seek to maximize their decisions, and the degree to which students feel regret for their decisions. Method: Undergraduate students (N = 275) completed four questionnaires measuring ADHD symptomology, internal restlessness, maximization tendencies, and regret. It was hypothesized that (a) participants who reported more behaviors associated with ADHD and internal restlessness would report more maximizing tendencies, (b) participants reporting greater ADHD symptoms and internal restlessness symptoms would be more likely to report feelings of regret, (c) men would report more symptoms of ADHD and internal restlessness than women, and (d) men would be more likely to report maximization tendencies than women. Results: Findings supported the hypotheses and interaction were found. Conclusions: Findings provided new information concerning relationships between ADHD symptomology, internal restlessness, maximization tendencies, and regret. © 2012 SAGE Publications.

Publication Title

Journal of Attention Disorders

Volume

16

Issue

1

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