Presentation Title

Adult ADHD on a College Campus: An Examination of Attitudes & Inclusion

Presenter Information

Victoria CharleyFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Stigma, ADHD, Inclusion

Biography

This study will investigate the level of stigma on a college campus associated with college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Research will be conducted in Marshall University’s campus and at least 150 students will be used as samples. Samples will be given an anonymous survey for a measure of their perceived knowledge vs actual knowledge, desired social distance, and stigma. This study will study the interactions between college students with and without ADHD in order to asses how much stigma exists on Marshall University’s campus and how actual knowledge ties in with the level of existing stigma. The goal is to deliver awareness to Marshall University's campus of the stigma that does exists in hopes that more knowledge will be sought out by university officials. That will then allow individuals who are diagnosed with ADHD on campus to have the accommodations needed without being stigmatized as much by peers and professors.

Major

Communications

Advisor for this project

Dr Camilla Brammer PHD

Start Date

19-4-2018 2:00 PM

End Date

19-4-2018 3:15 PM

Abstract

When it comes to adults with ADHD, the general public seems to have little understanding or compassion. Why do so many people question the validity of an ADHD diagnosis and how do these attitudes influence their willingness to accommodate individuals with special needs? It may be that a lack of knowledge fuels misunderstanding, but more research is needed. That’s what this project will consist of. The benefit of this study will be the gain of knowledge and understanding of the stigma surrounding adults with ADHD specifically on Marshall University’s campus. Following this will be the spread of awareness of this stigma and this will hopefully guide Marshall University to strengthen its efforts to learn about and accommodate the needs of students with ADHD effectively through communication.

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Adult ADHD on a College Campus: An Examination of Attitudes & Inclusion

When it comes to adults with ADHD, the general public seems to have little understanding or compassion. Why do so many people question the validity of an ADHD diagnosis and how do these attitudes influence their willingness to accommodate individuals with special needs? It may be that a lack of knowledge fuels misunderstanding, but more research is needed. That’s what this project will consist of. The benefit of this study will be the gain of knowledge and understanding of the stigma surrounding adults with ADHD specifically on Marshall University’s campus. Following this will be the spread of awareness of this stigma and this will hopefully guide Marshall University to strengthen its efforts to learn about and accommodate the needs of students with ADHD effectively through communication.