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Emotional Intelligence in Adults With ADHD
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by Callie Flemming and William E. Snell, Jr - Southeast Missouri State University
A substantial amount of research has been gathered in the area of attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The present research investigated ADHD in university students, and the impact ADHD has on their emotional intelligence. The results revealed a significant relationship between certain aspects of adult ADHD and certain aspects of emotional intelligence. More specifically, the results indicated that the inattentive aspect of ADHD was inversely related to the emotional clarity aspect of emotional intelligence and that the hyperactiveimpulsive aspect of ADHD was inversely related to the emotional repair aspect of emotional intelligence. The discussion focuses on the importance of the findings in the lives of those with adult ADHD.