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dc.contributor.authorBearman, Madeleine
dc.contributor.authorWesterveld, Marleen
dc.contributor.authorBrubacher, Sonja P
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Martine
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-05T23:29:45Z
dc.date.available2021-09-05T23:29:45Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1321-8719
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13218719.2021.1904453
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407435
dc.description.abstractThis study examines how adults with limited expressive language (with average sentences of five words or less) respond to open-ended questions. Participants (n = 49) completed a baseline measure and were then interviewed about a personal experience using exclusively open-ended questions, followed by open-ended and directive questions about a staged event. Their interviews were coded for mean length of utterance (MLU), number of different words and six dimensions of the Narrative Assessment Profile. Descriptively, the participants were able to give some event-related detail in their narratives, but there was wide variability in narrative quality. Correlational and regression analyses indicate that their MLU was stable across contexts. The findings suggest that adults with limited expressive language can provide informative responses to open-ended questions about their experiences, and that their expressive language is likely to show stability across introductory and substantive interview phases.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForensic psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMemory and attention
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied and developmental psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode520103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode520404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5201
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.titleThe ability of adults with limited expressive language to engage in open-ended interviews about personal experiences
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBearman, M; Westerveld, M; Brubacher, SP; Powell, M, The ability of adults with limited expressive language to engage in open-ended interviews about personal experiences, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law , 2021
dc.date.updated2021-08-31T23:13:11Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 12 Aug 2021, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2021.1904453
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gro.griffith.authorBrubacher, Sonja
gro.griffith.authorWesterveld, Marleen F.
gro.griffith.authorBearman, Madeleine J.
gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.


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