The Relationship Between ADHD Symptomatology and Financial Well-Being Among College Students

Jill M. Norvilitis, Braden K. Linn, Michelle M. Merwin

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Objective: Although there is research that indicates financial difficulties among adults with ADHD, little research has examined financial well-being among college students with ADHD. Method: The present study explored the relationships between symptoms of ADHD and credit card and student loan debt, expected student loan debt, perceived financial well-being, worries about student loans, and financial strain behaviors among 612 college students at two public universities in different states. Results: Results indicated that students with more symptoms of ADHD reported lower perceived financial well-being, but there was no relationship between symptomatology and credit card and student loan debt or expected student loan debt. Conclusion: These results highlight the opportunity for interventions to address current perceived financial well-being and to prevent future financial concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1057
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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