Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Elmore-Staton, Lori D.

Committee Member

Parker, Julie C.

Committee Member

Downey, Laura Hall

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Human Development and Family Studies

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


School of Human Sciences


This thesis research examines the relation of sleep of children with ADHD and its association with three variables of mother’s sleep. Specifically, we examine specific variables of child sleep including sleep duration, sleep onset, and nightwakings and its relation to mother’s sleep onset, sleep duration, and sleep quality while controlling for child age. After conducting correlations and hierarchal regressions, data analysis indicated a positive association between child sleep onset and mother’s sleep onset, and significant negative relation to mother’s sleep duration and sleep quality. Contrary to expectations, children’s sleep duration and nightwakings were not associated with any of the mother’s sleep variables. After delineating associations between sleep of children with ADHD and their mothers, we provided research implications and in order to promote sleep in this population.