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WSU Access

Date of Award

January 2020

Degree Type


Degree Name



Instructional Technology

First Advisor

Ke Zhang


The use of Learning Management Systems LMS to facilitate college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD on how to participate, share knowledge, and collaborate, and therefore, overcome their challenges in the learning process. The growth of Information and Communication Technology ICT has resulted in digital learning as a premier education strategy that has empowered the acquisition of knowledge and skills for effective outcomes in education. In the context of this research study, it will be specifically illustrated in relation to the college students with ADHD symptoms. Studies on college students with ADHD show that there is an increased enrolment in higher education in the immediate past decade (Eagan et al., 2014; DuPaul et al., 2017), which therefore underlines the purpose of this study as essential to determine the factors that influence ADHD college students' acceptance and usage behavior of LMS. A descriptive quantitative research design was used with an evidenced-based theoretical model by Venkatesh et al., 2012 that facilitated the generation of hypotheses. This involved data collection that focused on the factors that most influence the behavior of 79 college students with ADHD as the target population to use the LMS in alignment with the model's constructs and variables. The detailed data collection plan will be presented on which the data analysis was conducted using SPSS version 25. Multiple linear regression was used to find which of the model’s variables have the most effect on the behavior use the LMS among the target population. The results show that performance expectancy, gender, and hedonic motivation are the prime variables in relation to the evidenced-based model that significantly influence the use of LMS among ADHD college students for the purpose of overcoming learning disabilities. This study highlights the need for further research on the related issues and a wider spectrum of college students with ADHD whereby LMS becomes a means of empowerment aimed at addressing challenges in the education process.

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