Bibliometric review: Classroom management in ADHD-Is there a communication gap concerning knowledge between the scientific fields psychiatry/psychology and education?

Martina Dort*, Anna Enrica Strelow, Blandine French, Madeleine Groom, Marjolein Luman, Lisa B. Thorell, Guido Biele, Hanna Christiansen

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Abstract

Many students with ADHD experience educational attainment difficulties. Nevertheless, evidence-based classroom management strategies (CMS) are seldom used. This science-practitioner gap might be due to a lack of shared knowledge between the scientific fields of psychology/psychiatry and education. This review uses science mapping to explore the basis of the current stock of knowledge in each of the two scientific fields, compares current approaches, and examines whether implementation methods and related barriers are investigated topics. We conducted a systematic search of the literature to identify articles on CMS in ADHD. We then conducted co-citation analyses and bibliographic coupling analysis. The former revealed six clusters of psychology/psychiatry and five clusters of education. Bibliographic coupling analysis resulted in eight clusters, with literature from both fields. The majority of the research is conducted in the field of psychology/psychiatry; teachers' perspectives are focused only in the field of education. The number of studies on implementation and potential barriers is small. There was thus relatively little communication between the sciences, but the scientific fields have seemed to converge recently. Connecting the scientific fields more and concentrating on implementation methods and barriers is strongly needed to close the science-practitioner gap.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6826
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number17
Early online date22 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Bibliometric review
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Communication gap
  • Education
  • Psychology/psychiatry

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