Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
ADHD, Executive Function, Self-efficacy, psychiatric, online
Prior research has shown that worse executive function and lower self-efficacy are associated with learning differences such as ADHD and associated with psychiatric diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interaction among executive function, self-efficacy, attitudes towards online learning and learning differences. Fifty-one participants completed a survey which assessed executive function, self-efficacy, attitudes towards online learning and also asked demographic questions. The results indicated that students with learning differences and students with a psychiatric diagnosis had significantly worse executive function than students without a diagnosis. Students with a learning difference were also found to have significantly lower self-efficacy. In addition, students with more effective executive function were also found to have higher self-efficacy.
Sperry, Alice, "The Association Among Executive Functioning, Self-Efficacy and ADHD with Attitudes Towards Online Learning" (2021). Honors Theses. 2449.