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Children’s Sleep, Cognition, and Academic Performance in the Context of Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity

Joseph A. Buckhalt and Lori E. Staton

in Sleep and Development

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395754
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894468 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.003.0011
Children’s Sleep, Cognition, and Academic Performance in the Context of Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity

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This chapter makes the case for a connection between sleep and school performance in children from socioeconomically disadvantaged as well as ethnic minority families. Research relevant to this topic has been conducted with children who have no known clinical sleep disorders, with children who do have disorders such as sleep apnea, and with children who have been diagnosed learning and behavior problems; all of which are reviewed. School performance is defined as academic achievement and behavioral adjustment necessary for that achievement. Academic achievement is also presumed to relate to cognitive functioning, defined generally as the ability to acquire and retain information.

Keywords: school performance; ethnic minorities; poor children; school children; sleep disorder; sleep apnea

Chapter.  7348 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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