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dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, David
dc.contributor.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Analise
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorGullo, Matthew J
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-31T04:58:15Z
dc.date.available2017-07-31T04:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0165-1781
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/342844
dc.description.abstractAssociations between executive functions (EF) and mental-health in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were examined. Forty-two adults with ASD completed measures of EF, mood and self-concept. Better concept formation and social inference skills were significantly associated with fewer anxiety symptoms. Conversely, participants with better non-verbal reasoning, cognitive flexibility and social cognition reported more negative self-concept and lower self-esteem. Overall, individuals with impaired EF are more prone to anxiety, whereas those with stronger EF are more likely to experience negative self-concept. Screening for and monitoring mental-health concerns in people with ASD regardless of their level of EF is recommended.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom360
dc.relation.ispartofpageto363
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume253
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleAssociations between executive functions and mental health outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorO'Donovan, Analise
gro.griffith.authorZimmerman, David L.
gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
gro.griffith.authorRoberts, Jacqueline M.
gro.griffith.authorGullo, Matthew J.


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