A developmental cascade model of behavioral sleep problems and emotional and attentional self-regulation across early childhood
Williams, Kate E., Berthelsen, Donna, Walker, Sue, & Nicholson, Jan M. (2017) A developmental cascade model of behavioral sleep problems and emotional and attentional self-regulation across early childhood. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 15(1), pp. 1-21.
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This paper documents the longitudinal and reciprocal relations among behavioral sleep problems, emotional and attentional self-regulation in a population sample of 4109 children participating in the Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) – Infant Cohort. Maternal reports of children’s sleep problems and self-regulation were collected at five time points from infancy to 8-9 years of age. Longitudinal structural equation modeling supported a developmental cascade model in which sleep problems have a persistent negative effect on emotional regulation, which in turn contributes to ongoing sleep problems and poorer attentional regulation in children over time. Findings suggest that sleep behaviors are a key target for interventions that aim to improve children’s self-regulatory capacities.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||self-regulation, early childhood, sleep, attention, emotion|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Paediatrics (111403)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Community Child Health (111704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC|
|Copyright Statement:||The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 30 November 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15402002.2015.1065410|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2015 22:21|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2016 23:38|
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