Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
This study extended the research to include a more complete description o f parents’ perceptions and the impact had on their family functioning. The researcher selected the participants with two categories in mind: (A) Parents must live or not live with an ADHD diagnosed child; (B) Parents will provide their consent for this study. The researcher used the Parenting Stress Index (PSI). The PSI is used to identify stress levels in parent-child systems. By using a t-test for independent samples, the treatment group responded with more stress than the control group (T= 10.143, 28). The researcher found a statistically significant difference between the two groups indicating that the ADHD group experiences more stress than the Non-ADHD group. Hopefully, the outcome of this study can supply additional useful information for practicing psychologists, medical doctors, and other members of the mental health community.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Whaley, Patrick, "The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) On Families: The Perceptions of Families with an ADHD Child" (2004). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1154.