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Department

Psychology

Disciplines

Education | Psychology

Abstract

Compared to the general college population, students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) are less academically prepared with the skills to maintain college course requirements. This inadequacy is due to the change in academic structure, time management, and the skills required for higher education. I measured career-decision self-efficacy to assess college students’ abilities to accomplish tasks necessary to making career decisions, and a relationship emerged between students that self-reported increased symptoms of ADD and a decrease in career decision selfefficacy. Providing academic institutions with knowledge of how symptoms of ADD affects college students and their future career planning may assist advisors in providing students with services and treatment options to increase retention and career commitment.

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. M. Rose Barlow & Dr. R. Eric Landrum