Journal article

Peer Victimization and Poor Academic Outcomes in Adolescents With ADHD: What Individual Factors Predict Risk?

Nardia Zendarski, Rosanna Breaux, Hana-May Eadeh, Zoe R Smith, Stephen J Molitor, Melissa Mulraney, Elizaveta Bourchtein, Cathrin D Green, Emma Sciberras

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Objective: Examine individual factors associated with peer victimization (PV) in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to examine the association between PV and educational outcomes. Method: Participants were 121 adolescents (Mage = 13.62, SD = 1.03; 89% boys) with diagnosed ADHD. Using path analysis, we tested whether general adolescent factors (ADHD symptoms, comorbid autism spectrum disorder, cognitive and social functioning, and age) were associated with experiences of PV, and associations between PV and academic outcomes. Results: Deficits in working memory (WM) and peer relationship problems were weakly and moderately associated with PV, respectively. PV ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by a philanthropic grant awarded to N. Z. from the Cripps Family.