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Adolescent Sleep: Effects of School Start Time on School Performance

Abstract This study investigated the relationship between school start times and academic and school behavioral outcomes among adolescents. Academic achievement test data from five high schools in a Southwestern school district were compared prior- and post- a school start time change. Behavioral discipline reports were also examined to determine if earlier start times resulted in more behavioral problems for students. Results indicated minimal changes in academic achievement scores, with some significant differences between school start times when examining students' performance by pass/fail categories. Behaviorally, there were statistically significant differences between school start times with regards to high frequency referrals (i.e., atten... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Brown, Ashley (Author) / Caterino, Linda C (Advisor) / Balles, John (Committee member) / Stamm, Jill (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Psychology / adolescence / adolescent sleep / school performance / school start time / sleep
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 107 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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