Journal article

Peer Victimization in Children With ADHD: A Community-Based Longitudinal Study

Daryl Efron, Michell Wijaya, Philip Hazell, Emma Sciberras

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate (a) whether children with ADHD experience higher levels of overt and relational peer victimization (PV) than children without ADHD and (b) child, family, and school predictors of PV in children with ADHD. Method: 173 children with ADHD and 199 non-ADHD controls were recruited through 43 Melbourne schools at mean age 7.3 years. Parent- and teacher-reported PV (Social Experience Questionnaire) data were collected at mean age 8.9 years. Potential child, family, and school predictors of PV were measured at baseline. Results: Children with ADHD experienced higher levels of PV than children without ADHD by both parent- and teacher-report. Child predictors accounted for t..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in Population Health


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; project grant no. 1008522), the Collier Foundation, and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Dr. Sciberras' position is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in Population Health 1037159 (2012-2015) and an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1110688 (2016-2019). Dr. Efron is supported by a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the MCRI. This research was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program to the MCRI.