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dc.contributor.authorForrest, Claire Len
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorSt Clair, Michelle Cen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-02T00:31:18Z
dc.date.available2021-02-02T00:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-29en
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.mediumElectronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectLanguage Development Disordersen
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectSocial Adjustmenten
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectAdolescenten
dc.subjectSocial Interactionen
dc.titleSocial Functioning as a Mediator between Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Emotional Problems in Adolescents.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameInternational journal of environmental research and public healthen
prism.volume18en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.64079
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-24en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph18031221en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-01-29en
dc.contributor.orcidForrest, Claire L [0000-0002-2686-5649]
dc.contributor.orcidGibson, Jenny [0000-0002-6172-6265]
dc.contributor.orcidSt Clair, Michelle C [0000-0003-4015-7435]
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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