Relationship Among Children's ADHD Symptoms, Parenting Stress and Behavior Regarding Nurturing

주의력결핍/과잉행동장애(ADHD) 아동의 증상, 어머니의 양육스트레스 및 양육행동간의 관계

  • 김세연 (우석대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2012.08.23
  • Accepted : 2012.09.17
  • Published : 2012.10.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among children's ADHD symptoms, parenting stress and behavior regarding nurturing. The data were provided by 59 mothers of children with ADHD who is aged between 4 and 12. Mothers of children with ADHD were recruited through 3 departments of child psychiatry. The Korean version of Parenting Stress Index-Short Form, the Korean version of revised Maternal Behavior research Instrument(MBRI) and ADHD Rating Scale(K-ARS) was used to assess parenting stress, behavior regarding nurturing and ADHD symptoms respectively. Significant correlation was found between parental distress and warmth, rejection behavior. Parental distress is significant influence on behavior regarding nurturing through multiple regression analysis. Significant correlation was found between ADHD symptom and rejection behavior. ADHD symptom is significant influence on behavior regarding nurturing through multiple regression analysis. Behavior regarding nurturing is related to ADHD symptom, parental distress. Therefore, it is needed for not only treatment related to ADHD symptom but also interventions for behavior regarding nurturing for mothers of children with ADHD.


Behavior regarding nurturing;Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder;Parenting Stress


Supported by : 우석대학교


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