Teachers’ Attitude Toward Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Primary Schools in AlNasiriyah City, Iraq
Keywords:Teachers, Attitude, children, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
The aim of the current study is to identify teachers’ attitude about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) and its relation to their demographic characteristics. A descriptive study design was carried out
among 250 teachers at primary schools in Nasiriyah city was selected by using convenience sample type.
The data is collected by using Google classroom through distribution of the attitudes questionnaire to
primary school teachers which composed of 22 items. The highest percentage 36.8% of teachers at age
41-50 years old, 52.8% were females, 70.8% were urban residence, 54.5% were married, 53.6% had barely
sufficient income, 62.8% had bachelor graduated, 56.4% teach the classes (4-6) and 48.8% teach in male
school. The majority 95.6% of teachers had neutral attitude toward ADHD and the grand mean was 1.93.
There is significant statistical difference in teachers’ attitude with regard to their gender. Majority of teachers
had neutral attitude About ADHD among children. Teachers attitudes is affected by gender. It is important to
teach teachers about how to deal with child who had ADHD. Assign work that suits the student’s skill level,
and give appropriate supervision to ADHD students.
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