Parent-adolescent relationships and sleep health

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dc.contributor.advisor Gunn, Heather E. Eberhardt, Kenda 2021-07-07T14:36:43Z 2021-07-07T14:36:43Z 2021
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003771
dc.identifier.other Eberhardt_alatus_0004M_14491
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Close relationships are essential for feelings of security, which in turn allow humans tophysiologically down regulate and fall asleep and stay asleep. Parents and adolescents likely jointly generate a sense of interpersonal security. In order to account for dependency, actor-partner modeling was used to examine how adolescents’ perception and their parents’ perception of the relationship simultaneously and independently relates to each other’s sleep health. I examined how both parents’ and adolescents’ perception of parental involvement and parent-adolescent conflict associated with both their own and each other sleep duration, sleep quality, and daily rhythmicity. Twenty-eight dyads completed a relationship questionnaire and a 10-day sleep diary. Findings suggested that parents and adolescents have diverging thoughts and beliefs about the degree of closeness and conflict within their relationship, which, in turn are independently associated with sleep outcomes. More specifically, one’s own perception of parental involvement appeared to benefit both parents and adolescents’ sleep. Moreover, when parents reported more conflict with their adolescents, both parents and adolescents had shorter sleep durations.
dc.format.extent 41 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Psychobiology
dc.title Parent-adolescent relationships and sleep health
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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