Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward teaching children with ADHD: The role of teaching experience

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Title Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward teaching children with ADHD: The role of teaching experience
Author Anderson, Donnah L.; Watt, Susan E.; Noble, William; Shanley, Dianne
Journal Name Psychology in the Schools
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Abstract Knowledge of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward teaching children with ADHD are compared across stages of Australian teachers’ careers. Relative to preservice teachers with (n = 218) and without (n = 109) teaching experience, in-service teachers (n = 127) show more overall knowledge of ADHD, more knowledge of characteristics and treatments for ADHD, and higher perceived knowledge. In-service teachers reported less favorable emotion about teaching children with ADHD than did pre-service teachers without experience and more favorable behaviors than pre-service teachers with experience. Groups did not differ in knowledge of causes of ADHD, overall attitudes, stereotypical beliefs, and beliefs about teaching children with ADHD. Identification of knowledge gaps and ambivalent attitudes will guide pre-service and in-service training courses.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.21617
Volume 49
Issue Number 6
Page from 511
Page to 525
ISSN 1520-6807
Date Accessioned 2012-06-24
Language en_US
Research Centre Behavioural Basis of Health; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Educational Psychology; Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology; Social and Community Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47329
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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