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ERIC Number: EJ959588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a New Instrument for Measuring Sleep Length and Television and Computer Habits of Swedish School-Age Children
Garmy, Pernilla; Jakobsson, Ulf; Nyberg, Per
Journal of School Nursing, v28 n2 p138-143 Apr 2012
The aim was to develop a new instrument for measuring length of sleep as well as television and computer habits in school-age children. A questionnaire was constructed for use when children visit the school health care unit. Three aspects of the validity of the questionnaire were examined: its face validity, content validity, and construct validity. Test-retest reliability was assessed by giving the questionnaire twice, 2 weeks apart, to the respondents. The questionnaire was assessed as being reasonably valid, the test-retest results (n = 138) showing 90.4% of the estimates regarding bedtime on weeknights on the two survey occasions to lie within [plus or minus] 30 min of each other, the test-retest agreement also being rather close ([kappa] greater than 0.600) regarding both sleep and media habits. The instrument can be a valuable tool in a clinical setting, both for measuring sleep habits in a class and for discussing sleep with individual school children and their families. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 4; Grade 8; Preschool Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden