Measures adhd the barkley current symptoms scaleself

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Measures ADHD. The Barkley Current Symptoms Scale–Self-Report Form (Barkley & Murphy, 1998) is a widely used, 18-item self-report scale of an individual’s level of ADHD symp- tomatology. There are nine items that assess for inattention and nine items that assess for hyperactivity/impulsivity, all of which directly parallel the 18 symptoms of ADHD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.,text rev.; DSM-IV-T R; American Psychiatric Asso- ciation, 2000). Participants responded to each item on a 4-point scale. The items are anchored in the following manner: 0 = never/rarely , 1 = sometimes , 2 = often , and 3 = very often . The inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity items were totaled separately to develop individual mea- sures of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. In a sample of college students, the inattention and hyperactiv- ity/impulsivity subscales had Cronbach’s alphas of .85 and .80, respectively (Glass & Flory, 2012). The Cronbach’s alphas in this sample for the inattention and hyperactivity/ impulsivity subscales were .80 and .74, respectively. The measure also has strong convergent validity with other ADHD rating scales (Barkley, Murphy, & Fischer, 2008) and has been validated in a college sample (Ladner, Schul- enberg, Smith, & Dunaway, 2011). Antisocial behavior. The Antisocial Features scale of the Per- sonality Assessment Inventory (Morey, 1991) contains 24 items and was designed to measure the behavioral aspects of antisocial behaviors, egocentricity, and stimulus seeking. Participants responded to each item on a 4-point scale of how accurate each statement was. The items are anchored in the following manner: 0 = false, not true at all , 1 = slightly true , 2 = mainly true , and 3 = very true . Responses to all of the items were totaled to yield an overall score of behav- ioral problems. The Antisocial Features scale had a Cron- bach’s alpha of .86 and a test−retest reliability coefficient of .87 after 28 days in a sample of college students (Morey, Table 1. Participant Demographics. Frequency % M SD Sex Male 91 47.4 Female 101 52.6 Year Freshman 156 81.2 Sophomore 25 13.0 Junior 9 4.7 Senior 2 1.0 Age 19.02 1.81 18 87 45.3 19 71 37.0 20 18 9.4 21 7 3.6 > 22 9 4.7 Ethnicity Caucasian 102 53.1 African American 72 37.5 Latino/a 12 6.2 Other 6 3.2 Living Arrangements On campus housing 162 84.4 Off campus housing 26 13.5 Fraternity/sorority 1 0.5 Home 3 1.6 at University of Liverpool on November 24, 2015 jad.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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Mesman 697 Table 2. Correlation Matrix. Age Sex Ethnicity Inatten Hyp/Imp ASB Alcohol Use Alcohol Problems Age −.180* .138 −.111 −.121 −.056 .031 .036 Sex −.181* −.023 .029 −.378* −.332* −.162* Ethnicity .017 .006 .155* .438** .187** Inatten .645** .425** .145* .310** Hyp/Imp .416** .098 .189** ASB .470** .412** Alcohol Use .584** Alcohol Problems Note . Inatten = inattention; Hyp/Imp = hyperactivity/impulsivity; ASB = antisocial behaviors. * p < .05. ** p < .01. 1991). The Antisocial Features scale had a Cronbach’s alpha of .83 in this sample. It also has strong convergent validity with the Antisocial facet of the Minnesota Multi- phasic Personality Inventory Personality Disorders Scales (Morey, Waugh, & Blashfield, 1985) and the Hare Psychop- athy Checklist–Revised (Hare, 1991). The PAI was normed with large samples of clinical, nonclinical, and college stu- dent samples (Morey, 1991).
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