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Examination of Overprotective Parenting as a Link Between ADHD and Anxiety In 5-7 Year Old Children

Title: An Examination of Overprotective Parenting as a Link Between ADHD and Anxiety In 5-7 Year Old Children.
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Name(s): Kegley, Molly, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2018-10-19
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Appearing in early to late childhood, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common psychological disorders and can affect several aspects of a child’s life, including peer relations and overall well-being. Key symptoms of ADHD include symptoms restlessness, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. There is a high comorbidity between ADHD and anxiety, although it is not clear which disorder comes first developmentally since possible mechanisms that underlie the link between them are not well understood. Some studies have suggested that specific parenting styles may be linked to both ADHD and anxiety in young children. These studies have suggested that the symptoms of ADHD may lead to controlling or overprotective parenting - including intrusiveness and discouragement of personal independence. This parenting style has been linked to increased anxiety levels in children and could be a potential catalyst for increased levels of anxiety among children with ADHD. The current project aimed to examine whether the comorbidity between anxiety and ADHD could be connected to over-protective parenting by testing a mediation model in a group of 102 5-7 year old children. We utilized the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) to measure the level of ADHD and anxiety symptoms as reported by the parent and the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) to measure the overprotective tendencies exhibited by the parent. Results supported a mediation model wherein the link between ADHD and anxiety symptoms was significantly mediated by over-protective parenting style.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544651013_082c4dfd (IID)
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Kegley, M. (2018). An Examination of Overprotective Parenting as a Link Between ADHD and Anxiety In 5-7 Year Old Children. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544651013_082c4dfd