Why is There a Gender Gap in Children Presenting for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Services?

Ohan, Jeneva L. and Visser, Troy A. W. (2009) Why is There a Gender Gap in Children Presenting for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Services?. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38 5: 650-660. doi:10.1080/15374410903103627


Author Ohan, Jeneva L.
Visser, Troy A. W.
Title Why is There a Gender Gap in Children Presenting for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Services?
Journal name Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-4416
1537-4424
Publication date 2009-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15374410903103627
Volume 38
Issue 5
Start page 650
End page 660
Total pages 11
Editor Paul J Frick
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
97 Expanding Knowledge
Abstract This study addressed why girls are less likely to be referred for mental health services for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than boys. Ninety-six parents of children with elevated ADHD symptoms and 140 elementary school teachers read vignettes about children with ADHD. Half of the participants read vignettes with boys' names, and half read the same vignettes but with girls' names. Participants then rated their likeliness to seek or recommend services for the child in each vignette. Parents and teachers were less likely to seek or recommend services for girls than boys with ADHD, but results did not support the hypothesis that this is because girls are less disruptive than boys. Rather, differences in service seeking were explained by the fact that parents and teachers believed that learning assistance is less effective for girls than boys with ADHD.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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