The association between self-concept awareness and emotion-focused coping of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

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dc.contributor.advisor Ebersohn, L. (Liesel) en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Gomes Da Silva, Jacqueline Caseiro en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T01:46:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-04 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T01:46:00Z
dc.date.created 2009-11-14 en
dc.date.issued 2009-08-04 en
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-01 en
dc.description Dissertation (MEd)--University of Pretoria, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this exploratory and descriptive study was to determine the association (if any) between the self-concept awareness and emotion- focused coping of children with ADHD. Theories informing this study were Barkley’s conceptualisation of ADHD, Bandura’s social cognitive theory as a means of understanding self-concept awareness and Gonzales and Seller’s theory of emotion- focused coping. The study was conducted by means of an intervention research design. I purposively selected two children with ADHD and their respective parents, educators and therapists to participate in the study. Ebersöhn’s intrapersonal regulation intervention was implemented with the child participants at different intervals. Both child participant’s self-concept awareness and emotion- focused coping strategies were assessed pre- and post intervention, through the use of formal interviews and observations. The data was analysed and interpreted through thematic analysis. The following themes emerged; self-concept awareness, adaptive emotion-focused- coping strategies and maladaptive emotion- focused coping strategies. Findings of the study confirmed that prior to the intervention, the two child participants were predisposed towards emotion- focused coping, especially maladaptive emotion- focused coping strategies. Post- intervention findings suggested that increased self-concept awareness resulted in the use of two adaptive emotion- focused coping strategies (namely relaxation methods and re-appraisal) with maladaptive emotion- focused coping (namely direct- active physical aggression and direct-passive aggression) remaining. Thus, an association exists between self-concept awareness and emotion- focused coping in children with ADHD. en
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dc.description.department Educational Psychology en
dc.identifier.citation Gomes Da Silva, JC 2008, The association between self-concept awareness and emotion-focused coping of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25976 > en
dc.identifier.other E1314/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07012009-153114/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25976
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Intervention en
dc.subject Emotion- focused coping en
dc.subject Self-concept awareness en
dc.subject Attention deficit- hyperactivity disorder en
dc.subject Interventivism en
dc.subject Interventionist research design en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title The association between self-concept awareness and emotion-focused coping of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder en
dc.type Dissertation en


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