My Ssec Capstone Project the researchers aimed to discover the relationship between children with ADHD and conflicts with their peers as well as the role of aggressive behaviors

the researchers aimed to discover the relationship between children with ADHD and conflicts with their peers as well as the role of aggressive behaviors

the researchers aimed to discover the relationship between children with ADHD and conflicts with their peers as well as the role of aggressive behaviors. According to the article, children who exhibit ADHD tend to be rejected by their peers and have a tendency to have low social skills (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte & Zucchettii, 2014). The researchers conducted a study consisting of 334 children between the ages of 8-10 from northwest Italy’s primary school. The participants were given a questionnaire to complete, which took the students about one hour to complete; in addition, the teachers of each classroom were also given a questionnaire to complete which asked them to assess ADHD symptoms of each child (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014). The ADHD Rating Scale for Teachers, SDAI, was used in order to assess ADHD symptoms within the participants on a scale of 0-3; with 3 being ADHD symptoms are almost always present within the child. The scale consisted of an eighteen-item checklist with ADHD symptoms, with the intended purpose of screening. (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014).
In addition aggressive behaviors, emotional and behavioral instability, and best friend conflicts were also assessed. Aggressive behaviors were assessed using a fifteen-item list of behaviors such as, “Punching, pushing, kicking, etc” where participants would rank on a scale of 1, almost never, to 3, frequently, how many times they participated in said behavior. (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014). Emotional and behavioral instability was assessed using a seventeen-item list which consisted of emotional responses such as “I scream out” “I am not quiet” in order to examine their self-control pertaining to their moods. Again, the 1-3 scale was used in order to rank each statement. Finally, best friend conflicts were assessed using an Italian version of the “Conflict Scale of the Friendship Quality Scale” (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014). The participants were asked to rank how they feel about fighting with a best friend, how disagreeing makes them feel, and teasing on a scale of 1, not at all, to 4, very much (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014).
The results showed that gender differences are significant and boys present more ADHD symptoms than girls. The researchers decided to account for this difference by creating a data table that splits the boys and the girls up according to their acquired data. However, aggressive behaviors and emotional and behavioral instability played a mediating role in best friend conflicts for both boys and girls (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014). The data confirms that ADHD symptoms are correlated to best friend conflicts. Specifically, best friend conflicts in boys were seen with hyperactive symptoms but not ADHD symptoms; which was the exact opposite for best friend conflicts in girls (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014). These results mean that children with ADHD could encounter best friend conflicts if placed under stressful situations, ultimately leading to aggressive and emotional instable behaviors. This article expands on what we discussed in class about aggressive behaviors, and how in order for a behavior to be aggressive it must be intentional. However, this article clarifies that it is not always the case in children with ADHD. A possible explanation is that these children tend to display these aggressive behaviors because of their social cognitive processes that were not fully developed (Ortego, Rabaglietti, Scholte ; Zucchettii, 2014).

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