About the Session:
The present research explores the association between perceived social support, ADHD symptomology and university transition adjustment. ADHD symptomology was found to have a negative association with university adjustment, whereas perceived social support is a promising resiliency factor. Participants included 91 first year students from the University of Guelph, and hypotheses were tested through stepwise multiple regression. Study limitations, practical implications for youth transitioning, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Megan D. B. McKay is a University of Guelph student, completing her undergraduate degree in Honours Psychology. This research is her undergraduate thesis. She has a strong interest in the comorbidity of mental illness and developmental challenges, and plans to pursue this area further in graduate studies.