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Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations

Mona El-Sheikh


Sleep deprivation, poor sleep quality, and erratic sleep schedules are highly common among children and youth. Although sleep is a fundamental biological process that affects the health and well-being of persons of all ages, it is also a social phenomenon. There has been a recent surge in research paradigms that document important relations between family processes, the socio-cultural milieu, and multiple facets of children's sleep and adaptation. These novel discoveries bridge important gaps in research across various disciplines and are the focus of this volume. Contributors have come to the ... More

Keywords: sleep problems, sleepiness, child development, adolescence, family, culture, adjustment

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.001.0001


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Mona El-Sheikh, author

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Part 1 Sleep: Familial Influences

2 The Parenting Context of Children’s Sleep

Stephen A. Erath and Kelly M. Tu

3 Sleep and Attachment

Peggy S. Keller

Part II Sleep: Socio-Cultural Influences

12 Young Adolescents Struggles with Insufficient Sleep

Amy R. Wolfson and Melissa Richards

Part III Assessment of Sleep, Family Functioning, and the Ecology of Economic Disadvantage

13 The Ecology of Economic Disadvantage and Children’s Sleep

Brian P.  Ackerman and Eleanor D. Brown

14 Assessment of Family Functioning

E. Mark Cummings, Kalsea J. Koss, and Kathleen N. Bergman

Part IV Intervention for Sleep Problems

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