Mississippi State University
Elmore-Staton, Lori D.
Parker, Julie C.
Downey, Laura Hall
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Human Development and Family Studies
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.
Thorne, Mary Elizabeth, "Associations between the Sleep of Children with ADHD and their Mothers" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 800.