The present study investigated preservice teachers' self‐efficacy in classroom management involving students with symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A total of 137 Chinese preservice teachers were randomly presented with one of four vignettes involving a student character with ADHD symptoms, with manipulations including the character's gender and diagnostic label of ADHD. Upon reading the vignette, participants responded to questions concerning their self‐efficacy in inclusive classroom management involving the character. Findings based on analysis of covariance indicated an interaction effect of the vignette character's gender and label on teachers' self‐efficacy. Specifically, teachers perceived greater self‐efficacy in a classroom involving a girl with an ADHD label than in a classroom involving a girl with no label or a boy with a label. Findings enriched the literature concerning the roles of gender and label in preservice teachers' self‐efficacy toward inclusive classroom management. Copyright © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
CitationLee, K. W., Cheung, R. Y. M., & Chen, M. (2019). Preservice teachers' self‐efficacy in managing students with symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: The roles of diagnostic label and students' gender. Psychology in the Schools, 56(4), 595-607. doi: 10.1002/pits.22221
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Classroom management
- Diagnostic label
- Preservice teachers