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Insomnia and children's family socialization environments.

Gregory, Alice M.; Moffitt, Terrie E.; Ambler, Anthony; Arseneault, Louise; Houts, Renate and Caspi, Avshalom. 2012. Insomnia and children's family socialization environments. Sleep, 35(04), pp. 579-582. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Study Objectives: To examine concurrent associations between maternal insomnia and different aspects of the family socialization environment.

Design: Mothers reported on their symptoms of insomnia in a private standardized interview and interviewers evaluated the family socialization environment using the Coder’s Inventory.

Setting: Assessments were conducted in participants’ homes within the U.K.

Patients or Participants: One thousand one hundred sixteen mothers of British children enrolled in the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) study were invited to participate when their children were aged 12 years.

Interventions: N/A.

Measurements and Results: After controlling for family socioeconomic status (SES), mothers’ relationship status, and maternal depression, maternal insomnia was associated with a poorer family socialization environment (β = -0.10, [95% confidence intervals (CI) = -0.16, -0.04], p < 0.001). When family socialization environment subscales were examined, after controlling for family SES, mothers’ relationship status, and maternal depression, maternal insomnia was associated with greater chaos (β = 0.09, [95% CI = 0.03, 0.15], p = 0.002), greater child neglect (β = 0.13, [95% CI = 0.07, 0.18], p < 0.001), less happiness (β = -0.13, [95% CI = -0.18, -0.07], p < 0.001), less child stimulation (β = -0.06, [95% CI = -0.11, 0.00], p = 0.043), but not poorer state of the home, such as orderliness (β = -0.04, [95% CI = -0.10, 0.02], p = 0.182).

Conclusions: Maternal insomnia is associated with the family socialization environment. This finding emphasizes the need to consider insomnia in the family context.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.5665/sleep.1750

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2012Published

Item ID:

7012

Date Deposited:

02 Jul 2012 12:06

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 11:06

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7012

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