Date of Degree
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PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Foley Nicpon, Megan
First Committee Member
Ali, Saba Rasheed
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
The purpose of this study was to explore career outcomes in young adulthood for individuals with ADHD and/or high abilities. The sample included respondents who had valid ability and ADHD measures from waves 1 (1995), 3 (2002), and 4 (2009) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent and Adult Health in-home questionnaire. Using multiple group path analysis, we examined the pathways for three groups of individuals (i.e., ADHD, high ability, and both). Our findings indicated shared as well as unique pathways in these three groups, involving their parents’ education, parental educational expectation, family income, school attachment, depression and anxiety symptoms, educational aspiration, high school GPA, and post-secondary educational enrollment modeled on perceived social class, occupational status, and career goal attainment. The findings suggested group differences in some significant pathways. Knowledge about these trajectories will help educational and mental health professionals better understand the potential supports and barriers in career success for these individuals with exceptionalities.
career development, disabilities, emerging adulthood, gifted, longitudinal, talent development
vii, 39 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-39).
Copyright © 2019 Soeun Park
Park, Soeun. "ADHD, high ability, or both: the paths to young adulthood career outcomes." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.
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