Minor, Scott; Lipps, Garth; Prescott, Patricia; Burke, Doneisha; Holder, Don-Marie
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression in Jamaican students
Caribbean journal of psychology
Date of Publication
The government of Jamaica has targeted the reduction of aggresive and violent behavior as a national priority. Recent research suggests that a childhood history of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be one intervening variable influencing the expression of adult aggressive and criminal behavior. Consistent with previous research in the United States, this present study found that both male and female college students, who were identified as ADHD on the Wender Utah Rating Scale, reported more physical aggression, anger and hostility. The results are consistent with contemporary theories of ADHD and aggression that focus on the importance of low self-control and difficulties with response inhibition.....