Master's Theses

Department

Advanced Education Programs

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Abstract

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.

Advisor

Kaira Hayes

Date of Award

Spring 2007

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 2007 Kendra Zimmer

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