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The Effect of Sleep Duration on Youth School Adjustment Mediated by Parenting Behavior
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 3,  2016, pp.13-26
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.3.13
 Title & Authors
The Effect of Sleep Duration on Youth School Adjustment Mediated by Parenting Behavior
Kim, Soo Jung; Chung, Ick-Joong;
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and school adjustment of elementary-, middle-, high-school youth and to verify the mediating effects of parenting behavior. Methods: We analyzed the data from Wave 4 of the first-grade panel of elementary school and Waves 1 and 4 of the first-grade panel of middle school in Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey (KCYPS), including 1,703 fourth graders, 2,119 seventh graders, and 2,108 tenth graders. Multiple regression was used for the data analyses. Results: The results of this study were as follows. First, longer sleep duration was associated with a higher level of school adjustment in fourth grade. In contrast, longer sleep duration was associated with a lower level of school adjustment in seventh and tenth grades. Second, longer sleep duration was related to a higher level of discipline through reasoning in fourth grade. However, longer sleep duration was related to a lower level of parental monitoring in seventh and tenth grades. Third, the relationship between sleep duration and school adjustment was mediated by parenting behavior. Discipline through reasoning had a mediating effect in fourth grade, but the mediating effect of parental monitoring was found in seventh and tenth grades. Conclusion: These results suggest a differentiated approach on sleep duration in accordance with developmental stage and the need for parent education.
sleep duration;school adjustment;parenting behavior;parental monitoring;overprotection;discipline through reasoning;
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