Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Ding , Huiling
Linvill , Darren
Stewart , Arlene
This study seeks to explore the phenomenon of why some adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in communicating in groups at school and work, despite the integration of collaboration within the curricula of college oral and written communication courses. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore a sample of college writers' with ADHD perceptions on difficulties with their writing, as well as to evaluate an intervention which utilized communication-based classroom scenarios. The research employed qualitative methods to investigate the phenomenon under study. Participants in the study consisted of a criterion-sampled group of 10 individuals from Clemson University aged 18 and over, had documented evidence of ADHD, and were previously and/or currently enrolled in a college writing course. Findings from this project inform higher educational practice across several disciplines.
Bose, Dev, "Communication Crossroads: Assertiveness Pedagogy for College Writers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" (2011). All Dissertations. 821.