International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(1) 435-447

A Study of the Effects of Parental Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Parental Emotion Regulation Processes on Adolescent Self-Regulation Skills

Zeynep Gültekin-Ahçı, Seher Akdeniz & Hatice Harmancı

pp. 435 - 447   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.24   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2105-13-0003.R1

Published online: February 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 17  |  Number of Download: 68


Abstract

Self-regulation is a concept that is frequently studied in the literature and is crucial for humans in their capacity as beings with deliberate will. However, there is a lack of research examining ADHD, which is characterized by difficulties in self-regulation and emotion regulation, particularly in terms of adolescent self-regulation skills via parenting practices. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parents' emotion regulation approaches toward their children and children's self-regulation skills based on a comparison of self-regulation skills in adolescent children of parents who met and did not meet ADHD diagnostic criteria. 572 parents and their 12-15-year-old children took part in the study. The study was designed as a correlational survey model. The data collected from children and their parents who met and did not meet the ADHD diagnostic criteria were compared using the T-test and then subjected to stepwise regression analyses separately. According to the study's findings, the children of parents who met the diagnostic criteria had lower self-regulation success scores than those who did not. The study discovered that avoidance and orientation to a child's emotions by parents who met ADHD diagnostic criteria were determinants of self-regulation failure. Another finding from the study was that avoidance of emotions by parents who met the ADHD diagnostic criteria was negatively related to self-regulation success. The findings for parents who did not meet ADHD diagnostic criteria revealed that no emotion regulation approach of such parents had a significant contribution to self-regulation failure, whereas the emotion orientation approach had a positive and significant contribution to adolescents' self-regulation success. Finally, the study discusses the findings in light of previous research findings and makes some recommendations for future work.

Keywords: Self-Regulation, Adult ADHD, Parental Emotion Regulation


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gultekin-Ahci, Z., Akdeniz, S. & Harmanci, H. (2022). A Study of the Effects of Parental Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Parental Emotion Regulation Processes on Adolescent Self-Regulation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), 435-447. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.24

Harvard
Gultekin-Ahci, Z., Akdeniz, S. and Harmanci, H. (2022). A Study of the Effects of Parental Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Parental Emotion Regulation Processes on Adolescent Self-Regulation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), pp. 435-447.

Chicago 16th edition
Gultekin-Ahci, Zeynep, Seher Akdeniz and Hatice Harmanci (2022). "A Study of the Effects of Parental Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Parental Emotion Regulation Processes on Adolescent Self-Regulation Skills ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (1):435-447. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.24.

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