Positive parenting effects on adolescent sleep and problem behaviors

Updated: Apr 22

This research explores the impact of sleep functioning on the link between parental warmth and problem behaviors. The results conclude that adolescents with higher levels of parental warmth experience fewer sleep disturbances, which in turn was associated with fewer problem behaviors. Parental warmth was positively associated with sleep quality and quantity. Also, both sleep quality and quantity and parental warmth were found to be negatively associated with problem behaviors.

Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25148792

Vazsonyi, A., Harris, T., Terveer, C., Pagava, A., Phagava, M., & Michaud, K. (2015). Parallel mediation effects by sleep on the parental warmth-problem behavior links: Evidence from national probability samples of Georgian and Swiss adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,44(2), 331-345. doi:10.1007/s10964-014-0167-y

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