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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in an adult sample: Associations with Cloninger's temperament and character dimensions

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Gomez, R and Woodworth, R and Waugh, M and Corr, P, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in an adult sample: Associations with Cloninger's temperament and character dimensions, Personality and Individual Differences, 52, (3) pp. 290-294. ISSN 0191-8869 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.10.015

Abstract

Relationships between C.R. Cloninger’s temperament and character dimensions and the Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms of inattention (IA) and hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI) were examined in 231 adults from the general population. Regression analyses that predicated overall ADHD, IA and HI by the seven temperament/character dimensions revealed: IA was predicted positively by Harm Avoidance and negatively by Self-Directedness; HI was predicted positively by Persistence; and overall ADHD was predicted negatively by Self-Directedness. These findings are also interpreted in terms of current theories of ADHD, and the related original and revised versions of Gray’s reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) of personality.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ADHD, inattention, hyperactivity, novelty seeking, reward dependence, harm avoidance, persistence, self-directedness, cooperation, self-transcendence
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
Author:Woodworth, R (Miss Rosalind Woodworth)
Author:Waugh, M (Ms Megan Waugh)
ID Code:74946
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-12-16
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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