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#396 Sleep patterns and use of electronic devices in adolescents from two perspectives: a pilot study


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First name Adrijana Middle name Košćec Last name Bjelajac
Title Doc. dr. sc. Organization / Institution Inst. for Medical Research and Occupational Health Department n/a
Address Ksaverska cest 2 Postal / Zip code 10000 Country HR
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Co-Auhtor #1

First name Eva Middle name Anđela Last name Delale
Title Doc. dr. sc. Organization / Institution Institute for Anthropological Research Department
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First name Karmen Middle name Last name Gojsalić
Title Mrs Organization / Institution Inst. for Medical Research and Occupational Health Department
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Co-Auhtor #3

First name Franka Middle name Last name Šakić
Title Mrs Organization / Institution Inst. for Medical Research and Occupational Health Department
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Co-Auhtor #4

First name Jelena Middle name Last name Macan
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Abstract

Abstract title

Sleep patterns and use of electronic devices in adolescents from two perspectives: a pilot study

Abstract text

Parental control over their pubertal children’s bedtime progressively decreases, but assistance in waking up during school week increases. Studies have shown that parental involvement in their adolescent children bedtime routines supports their health and wellbeing. Parents easily detect prominent sleep problems in their adolescent children but tend to idealise their sleep patterns and use of electronic devices. The aim of this pilot study was to examine compatibility of adolescents’ and parents’ assessments of sleep patterns and use of electronic devices of adolescents. Data has been collected individually from a convenience sample of 21 pairs of parents (37-52 years; 95% women) and adolescents (12-18 years, 58% girls). Questionnaire comprised sociodemographic questions answered by parents, and questions on academic achievement, health, sleep patterns and use of electronic devices of adolescents over past month, answered by one parent and the adolescent. The results indicate high agreement in assessments of health, academic achievement and sleep patterns during school week with morning schedule. On school week with afternoon schedule and weekends the agreement was lower. Both parents and adolescents estimated use of smartphones in 100% of cases during daytime and around bedtime. Parents tend to underestimate their children’s use of desktop computers and overestimate the use of other portable devices during daytime. They also underestimate the use of electronic devices around bedtime when compared to the adolescents’ assessments. Encouraging parental involvement in their adolescent children habits and educating them about sleep hygiene principles, sleep needs and patterns of their adolescent children remains an important task.

Conference topic

Panel no. 75 - Legacies and Next Generation Parenting

Preferred format

Oral

Abstract Review

This abstract was reviewed on 2021-01-04 11:41h by eadelale

Reviewer decision

Accepted