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Tre studenter med ADHD berättar om upplevelsen av att läsa i högre utbildning
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Three students tells about the experience of reading in higher education (English)
Abstract [sv]

Research shows that there is a lack of knowledge of adult students with ADHD. Most of all research focuses on children with ADHD in school. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how adult learners with ADHD experience academic studies related to cognitive difficulties, emotion, motivation, and their experience of SOC. The questions tried to determine how any cognitive difficulties and emotions are perceived, how students' motivation to study impacted and their experience of SOC based on studies in higher education. To answer the purpose and questions used qualitative interviews based on three students with ADHD using a hermeneutic method. The results showed that participants experienced difficulty in concentration during lectures, as well as the performance of tasks, especially if the data was felt boring. It also emerged that participants often pushed forward on the data which resulted in that they were behind in school. The results also showed that student’s emotions and motivation can have both negative and positive effects on participants. Emotions as disinterest, frustration and fatigue had a negative impact on motivation and emotion as interest and happiness had good impact on motivation. The results also show that participants' sense of SOC shifts, where a high sense of component intelligible are most important to the participants' well-being.

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2014. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
ADHD, college students, psychology, emotions, motivation, sense of SOC
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2980Local ID: diva2:830275
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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