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n Acta Academica - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and intrinsic motivation

Volume 35, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

<b>Aandagstekort-hiperaktiwiteitversteuring (ADHD) en intrinsieke motivering</b> <br>Navorsers vind dit moeilik om Aandagstekort-hiperaktiwiteitversteuring (ADHD) te konseptualiseer, aangesien die heersende konstruk voortdurend verander as gevolg van nuwe navorsingsbevindinge. Die fokus van huidige navorsing het egter verskuif na die prosesse onderliggend aan die probleem, soos motiveringsfaktore. Die doel van hierdie artikel is derhalwe om te ondersoek of daar 'n beduidende verskil tussen kinders met ADHD en kinders sonder ADHD bestaan wat komponente van intrinsieke motivering betref. Die navorsing berus op 'n gesonde teoretiese basis en 'n empiriese ondersoek. Op grond van die bevindinge word gevolgtrekkings gemaak en strategieƫ voorgestel ten einde die motiveringsprobleme van kinders met ADHD aan te spreek.

Researchers struggle to conceptualise Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), because the prevailing construct is constantly challenged by new research findings. However, the current focus of research has turned to the processes underlying the problem, such as motivational factors. The purpose of this paper is therefore to investigate whether there is a significant difference between children with ADHD and children without ADHD in terms of the components of their intrinsic motivation. A sound theoretical basis for the research was established and an empirical investigation was undertaken. Conclusions are discussed and strategies are recommended to address the motivational problems of children with ADHD.

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2003-12-01
2019-08-24

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