The effects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on clothing selection and habits among Turkish University students


ERCAN E., İPÇİ M., İNCİ S. B. , ERCAN E. , ERCAN E. S.

ADHD-ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS, cilt.7, ss.191-198, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12402-014-0163-9
  • Dergi Adı: ADHD-ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.191-198

Özet

The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence the shopping attitudes of college students with and without ADHD. This study also examined the effects of ADHD on the academic and social lives of college students. The sample consisted of 219 university students. These students were interviewed by a psychiatrist with regard to ADHD symptoms according to the DSM-IV. The Adult ADHD Self Report Scale (ASRS), the Teen Interpersonal Influence Scale, and a demographic information form were used as measurement devices. The ADHD and control groups were classified in three different ways: (1) met the ADHD criteria for both Clinical Diagnosis and the ASRS; (2) met only the criteria for Clinical Diagnosis; or (3) met only the criteria of the ASRS. Our research shows that individuals with ADHD experience more problems with money management and are more affected by the media, friends, and brands compared with individuals without ADHD. Smoking and alcohol use disorders, accidents, being held back, and disciplinary actions often accompany ADHD in college students. To the best of our knowledge, the shopping attitudes of young adults with ADHD and the influence of the media, peers, family, and brands have not been studied until now.