CitationKroeger, Rhiannon A. & Umberson, Debra J. (2014). Marriage and cohabitation among young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 2014 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.
AbstractUsing Waves 1 and 4 of the National Longitudinal Study of adolescent Health (Add Health), we build on prior research considering attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and interpersonal relationships by examining the instability of marital and cohabiting unions among young adults with and without ADHD. Specifically, we address two major research questions. First, does the number of marital/cohabiting partners ever involved with differ for young adults with and without ADHD? Second, among young adults reporting involvement in at least one marriage or cohabitation, are those with ADHD more likely to report relationship churning (i.e. separating and then reuniting with their partners) than their non-ADHD counterparts? We utilize poisson and logistic regression to examine our research questions, controlling for gender, age, race, and education in all models. Our results suggest that young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD report involvement with significantly more marital/cohabiting partners than those without ADHD. In addition, individuals with ADHD have greater odds of experiencing relationship churning within their relationships than do their non-ADHD counterparts.
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book Title2014 Add Health Users Conference
Author(s)Kroeger, Rhiannon A.
Umberson, Debra J.