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ERIC Number: EJ870964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Family Disorganization, Sleep Hygiene, and Adolescent Sleep Disturbance
Billows, Michael; Gradisar, Michael; Dohnt, Hayley; Johnston, Anna; McCappin, Stephanie; Hudson, Jennifer
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v38 n5 p745-752 2009
The link between sleep hygiene and adolescent sleep is well documented, though evidence suggests contributions from other factors, particularly the family environment. The present study examined whether sleep hygiene mediated the relationship between family disorganization and self-reported sleep onset latency, total sleep time, and daytime sleepiness in adolescents. Participants were 217 adolescents, aged 13 to 18 (M = 14.9, SD = 1.0) years, (43% male), recruited from four high schools in South Australia. Sleep hygiene fully mediated the relationship between family disorganization and sleep onset latency (z = 2.77, p less than 0.01) and daytime sleepiness (z = 3.47, p less than 0.01). Only partial mediation was evident for total sleep time (z = 2.50, p less than 0.05). These findings suggest that consideration should be given to the family environment when assessing sleep disturbance in adolescents, and subsequently implementing interventions. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia