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Maternal emotions and self-efficacy beliefs in relation to boys and girls with AD/HD

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This study examined the impact of child gender on mothers emotional responses to AD/HD, self-efficacy beliefs and perceived severity of AD/HD. Mothers (N = 118) of pre-schoolers were presented with a vignette describing a typical boy or girl with AD/HD and then completed three scales relating to their emotional response to AD/HD behaviour, their sense of parenting efficacy and their attributions about the severity of problems described. AD/HD behaviour elicited negative emotions and maternal self-efficacy was low, especially for male AD/HD. Perceived severity of the behaviour was negatively correlated with maternal sense of self-efficacy. These findings suggest that mothers of normal children have fixed negative emotions and low sense of self-efficacy towards a child with AD/HD and that these factors are key elements for change in the implementation of a therapeutic programme.

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Maniadaki, Maniadaki, Sonuga-Barke, Edmund, Kakouros, Efthymios and Karaba, Rania (2005) Maternal emotions and self-efficacy beliefs in relation to boys and girls with AD/HD Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 35, (3), pp. 254-263. (doi:10.1007/s10578-004-6460-3).

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Submitted date: March 2005
Keywords: AD/HD - emotions - self-efficacy - sex differences - attributions

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Local EPrints ID: 54622
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54622
ISSN: 0009-398X
PURE UUID: 7edbdc9a-7153-4a46-bd59-58389f957204

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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:35

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Author: Maniadaki Maniadaki
Author: Edmund Sonuga-Barke
Author: Efthymios Kakouros
Author: Rania Karaba

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