An article by Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee was published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders.
In “Peer Relationships in Undergraduates With ADHD Symptomatology: Selection and Quality of Friendships,” McKee reported results of her research on the relationships between ADHD symptomatology and friendship formation, social skills and the quality of specific friendships in college students.
She studied a group of students, approximately half of whom self-reported high ADHD symptomatology. Among her results, McKee found that students were more likely to form friendships with other students with similar ADHD symptom severity.
Though limited, McKee concluded that her research has important implications for understanding the transition to college for students with ADHD symptomatology.