Date of Award
Education Specialist (Ed.S)
Advanced Education Programs
This study investigated the relation between optimism, depression, and externalizing problems among children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A small community sample of children with ADHD (N=11) completed measures of depression and optimism and their parents completed a behavioral rating scale. Results indicate a significant positive correlation between externalizing behavior problems and symptoms of depression, according to the scale completed by the parents, and a significant negative correlation between symptoms of depression and optimism, according to the scales completed by the children. Results also indicate a negative correlation approaching significance between externalizing problems and optimism.
Copyright 2007 Kendra Zimmer
Zimmer, Kendra, "Optimistic Thinking in Children with Adhd and Its Relation to Depression" (2007). Master's Theses. 3049.