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dc.contributor.authorForrest, Claire L
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Jenny L
dc.contributor.authorSt Clair, Michelle C
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-02T00:31:18Z
dc.date.available2021-02-02T00:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-29
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316967
dc.description.abstractAdolescents with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are at risk for increased feelings of anxiety and depression compared to their typically developing (TD) peers. However, the underlying pathways involved in this relationship are unclear. In this initial study of the 'social mediation hypothesis', we examine social functioning as a mediator of emotional problems in a cross-sectional sample of adolescents with DLD and age- and sex-matched controls. Preliminary data from twenty-six participants with DLD and 27 participants with typical language development (TLD, 11-17 years) were compared on self- and parent-reported measures of social functioning and emotional outcomes. There was little evidence of group differences in self-reported social functioning and emotional outcomes, but parent-report of SDQ Peer Problems and Emotional Problems in the DLD group was significantly higher than in the TLD group. Parent-reported peer problems mediated parent-reported emotional problems, accounting for 69% of the relationship between DLD status and emotional problems. Parents of adolescents with DLD, but not adolescents themselves, report significantly higher peer and emotional problems compared to TLD peers. The hypotheses generated from these novel data suggest further investigation into adolescents' perceptions of socioemotional difficulties and friendships should be examined.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLanguage Development Disorders
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectSocial Adjustment
dc.subjectEmotions
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectSocial Interaction
dc.titleSocial Functioning as a Mediator between Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Emotional Problems in Adolescents.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNameInt J Environ Res Public Health
prism.volume18
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.64079
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-24
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph18031221
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-01-29
dc.contributor.orcidForrest, Claire L [0000-0002-2686-5649]
dc.contributor.orcidGibson, Jenny L [0000-0002-6172-6265]
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-01-29


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