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The Relative Importance of Sleep Duration and Bedtime Routines for the Social-Emotional Functioning of Chinese Children
Ren,Lixin1,2; Hu,Bi Ying3
2019-10-01
Source PublicationJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
ISSN0196-206X
Volume40Issue:8Pages:597-605
Abstract

Objective:Although the importance of sleep has been widely supported by empirical research, researchers have only recently linked sleep to children's social-emotional development. This study aimed to investigate 2 aspects of sleep - namely, sleep duration and bedtime routines - in relation to the social skills and problem behavior in a group of Chinese school-aged children.Method:This study involved 228 Chinese children (mean age = 8.32 years). Parents reported their child's sleep duration, the consistency of bedtime routines, and social-emotional functioning.Results:Both sleep duration and the consistency of bedtime routines had unique contributions to children's social-emotional functioning. Sex differences were found regarding the sleep-child adjustment link. Sleep duration was negatively associated with child problem behavior for both boys and girls. However, the relationship between bedtime routines and social skills was more pronounced for boys, while the relation between sleep duration and social skills was more evident for girls.Conclusion:Our findings highlight the importance of consistent bedtime routines and adequate sleep for the social-emotional development of Chinese school-aged children.

KeywordBedtime Routines Chinese Children Sex Differences Sleep Duration Social-emotional Development
DOI10.1097/DBP.0000000000000693
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Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaBehavioral Sciences ; Psychology ; Pediatrics
WOS SubjectBehavioral Sciences ; Psychology, Developmental ; Pediatrics
WOS IDWOS:000509675400004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorRen,Lixin
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,East China Normal University,Tian Jia Bing Bldg,Shanghai,3663 North Zhongshan Rd,200062,China
2.Collaborative Innovation Center for Assessment Towards Basic Education Quality,Beijing,China
3.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Ren,Lixin,Hu,Bi Ying. The Relative Importance of Sleep Duration and Bedtime Routines for the Social-Emotional Functioning of Chinese Children[J]. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics,2019,40(8):597-605.
APA Ren,Lixin,&Hu,Bi Ying.(2019).The Relative Importance of Sleep Duration and Bedtime Routines for the Social-Emotional Functioning of Chinese Children.Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics,40(8),597-605.
MLA Ren,Lixin,et al."The Relative Importance of Sleep Duration and Bedtime Routines for the Social-Emotional Functioning of Chinese Children".Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40.8(2019):597-605.
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