A longitudinal study on social competence development and sleeping habits

Etsuko Tomisaki, Emiko Tanaka, Ryoji Shinohara, Yuka Sugisawa, Lian Tong, Maki Hirano, Taeko Watanabe, Yoko Onda, Yukiko Mochizuki, Yuri Kawashima, Yuko Yato, Noriko Yamakawa, Tokie Anme

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Abstract

Background: It is known that sleep problems impact children's health, learning, and school performance. The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between sleeping habits and social competence development. Methods: Three hundred and nine caregiver-child dyads participated in this study, which was conducted as part of a Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) project. The caregivers answered some questionnaires about sleeping habits when the child was 9 months and 18 months old. Caregiver-child interaction was observed when the child was 30 months old, and the features of the interaction were examined using the Interaction Rating Scale (IRS) as a measure of social competence. Results: The caregivers' attitude toward sleeping in the 9-month period was found to be significantly correlated with the children's social competence at 30 months. Moreover the caregivers' attitude toward sleeping in the 9-month period significantly correlated with the children's sleeping habits at 9 and 18 months. Conclusions: These findings show that the caregivers' attitude toward sleeping is an important factor influencing the development of children's social competence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S472-S475
JournalJournal of epidemiology
Volume20
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Longitudinal study
  • Sleeping habit
  • Social competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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    Tomisaki, E., Tanaka, E., Shinohara, R., Sugisawa, Y., Tong, L., Hirano, M., Watanabe, T., Onda, Y., Mochizuki, Y., Kawashima, Y., Yato, Y., Yamakawa, N., & Anme, T. (2010). A longitudinal study on social competence development and sleeping habits. Journal of epidemiology, 20(SUPPL.2), S472-S475. https://doi.org/10.2188/jea.JE20090148