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ERIC Number: EJ971834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Morningness/Eveningness and School Performance among Spanish Adolescents: Further Evidence
Escribano, Cristina; Diaz-Morales, Juan Francisco; Delgado, Pedro; Collado, Ma. Jose
Learning and Individual Differences, v22 n3 p409-413 Jun 2012
Adolescents shift their time of day preferences from morning to evening during puberty when school schedule becomes earlier. Given that a better performance is obtained when individuals are tested at times that are in synchrony with their chronotype, and optimal sleep duration is positively associated with academic performance, evening-types may obtain worse school performance because of both morning school schedule and a decrease of total sleep time. A group of 1133 adolescents (aged 12-16) participated in this study. School performance was evaluated using subjective level of achievement and self-reported grades measures. Controlling for total sleep time, more evening oriented young adolescents (12-14 years) performed significantly worse in school achievement. Girls among 15-16 years performed significantly better than boys. These results have important implications for intervention and prevention programs during school years. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain