Executive cognitive functioning mediates the relation between language competence and antisocial behavior in conduct-disordered adolescent females

  title={Executive cognitive functioning mediates the relation between language competence and antisocial behavior in conduct-disordered adolescent females},
  author={Peter R. Giancola and Ada C. Mezzich},
  journal={Aggressive Behavior},
The purpose of this study was to determine (1) whether adolescent females with a conduct disorder (CD) demonstrate inferior language skills and lower executive cognitive functioning (ECF) compared with controls and (2) whether the relations between language abilities and different forms of antisocial behavior (ASB) are mediated by ECF. Language skills were measured using the Test of Language Competence–Expanded, ECF was measured using multiple neuropsychological tests, and ASB was assessed… 

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