A longitudinal study of the association between inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and children’s academic attainment at age 11
Merrell, Christine; Sayal, Kapil; Tymms, Peter; Kasim, Adetayo
KAPIL SAYAL firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Child and Adolescentpsychiatry
Background: The link between inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and poor academic outcomes is well established. Children with mild difficulties can go unnoticed yet may be at risk of poor academic outcomes.
Aims: To investigate the link between a continuum of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity at age five and academic attainment at age 11.
Sample: The sample comprised 46,369 children from 1812 English primary schools.
Methods: Reading and mathematics when starting school. Teachers rated behaviour at age five. English and mathematics were assessed at age 11.
Results: A substantive negative direct relationship was found between the severity of inattentive behaviour at age 5 and attainment at age 11. Hyperactivity was not significant but impulsivity was weakly but positively associated with attainment. These relationships applied across the whole range of behaviour scores.
Conclusions: Investigation of the continuum of symptoms has important implications for the teachers; particularly for those children with mild inattention whose difficulties may go unnoticed.
Merrell, C., Sayal, K., Tymms, P., & Kasim, A. (2017). A longitudinal study of the association between inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and children’s academic attainment at age 11. Learning and Individual Differences, 53, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.04.003
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 2, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 28, 2016|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Apr 25, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 28, 2016|
|Journal||Learning and Individual Differences|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Inattention; Hyperactivity; Impulsivity; Attainment; Progress|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0|
Long term impact of ADHD behaviour on attainment Accepted version 4th April 2016.pdf
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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