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Association Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Impairment, and Oculomotor Performance in a Non Referred College Sample

Title: The Association Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Impairment, and Oculomotor Performance in a Non Referred College Sample.
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Name(s): Allan, Carla Counts, 1978-, author
Kistner, Janet, professor directing dissertation
Pfeiffer, Steven, university representative
Radach, Ralph, committee member
Schatschneider, Chris, committee member
Cougle, Jesse, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study assessed the relation among unique aspects of executive functioning impairments (i.e., activation, response suppression, attentional orienting, and stimulus suppression) and ADHD symptom domains (inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity) in a non-referred, mixed gender sample of college-aged adults. Executive functioning was assessed using a series of oculomotor tasks including the Variable Cue to Target Prosaccade, the Countermanding Task, the Oculomotor Cueing Task, and the Oculomotor Capture Task. A purposive sampling technique was used to recruit a non-referred sample of 97 college-aged, young adults from a larger screening sample of students enrolled in an introductory psychology course at Florida State University. Multilevel modeling procedures, as well as linear regression, were utilized to examine whether unique relationships could be established between ADHD symptom domains and deficient performance on the oculomotor tasks; moreover, the moderating role of sex was evaluated. In addition, data were examined regarding the relationships between executive functioning and real-world impairments.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0169 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: February 23, 2010.
Keywords: Sex Differences, Executive Functioning Impairments, Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder, College Samples
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Janet Kistner, Professor Directing Dissertation; Steven Pfeiffer, University Representative; Ralph Radach, Committee Member; Chris Schatschneider, Committee Member; Jesse Cougle, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0169
Owner Institution: FSU

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Allan, C. C. (2010). The Association Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Impairment, and Oculomotor Performance in a Non Referred College Sample. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0169