ADHD, Boredom, Sleep Disturbance, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievement in College Students
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by Amber R. Castens, Gail A. Overbey, Southeast Missouri State University
Category: Emotion | Personality
The study examined boredom, sleep impairment, self-esteem, and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in relation to academic achievement and performance. Participants (n = 166) from general studies courses across a midwestern university’s campus were examined using the Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS), the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the Adult Behavior Checklist (ABC) in relation to grade point average (GPA) and ACT scores. The results indicated signifi cant correlations (p < .01) among the BPS, AIS, RSES, and ABC, but only the BPS and ABC were correlated with GPA. No correlation existed for the variables in relation to ACT scores. Results suggest that more sensitive measurements of academic achievement are needed.