Journal article

Trajectories of Emotional and Conduct Problems and Their Association With Early High School Achievement and Engagement for Adolescents With ADHD

Nardia Zendarski, Fiona Mensah, Harriet Hiscock, Emma Sciberras

JOURNAL OF ATTENTION DISORDERS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to (a) identify longitudinal trajectories of emotional and conduct problems from middle childhood to early adolescence in a sample of 130 adolescents diagnosed with ADHD and (b) examine trajectories in relation to early adolescent academic achievement and engagement. Method: Group-based trajectory models (GBTMs) were constructed from the parent-rated strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) subscales of emotional and conduct problems at three time points, mean ages 10.7 years, 11.6 years, and 13.7 years. Associations between trajectories and adolescent academic achievement and engagement were examined using multivariate regression. Results: Four distinct tra..

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Awarded by NHMRC CDF in population health


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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (ECF) in Population Health


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (CDF)


Awarded by NHMRC ECF


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Dr. Zendarski was funded by a postdoctoral award from the Cripps Foundation. Dr. Mensah's position was funded by an NHMRC ECF (1037449) and an NHMRC CDF in population health (1111160). Prof. Harriet Hiscock's position was funded by an NHMRC Career Development Award (607351). Dr. Sciberras is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (ECF) in Population Health 1037159 (2012-2015) and an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (CDF) 1110688 (2016-19).