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Discovering how youth sleep: A longitudinal study of why poor and good sleep develops

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Steven J. Linton

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This was one project in the FORMAS research program "Processes that buffer against youth mental health problems" on the development of health in youth. We surveyed a large sample of youth 12-15 years old once a year for five years to study how sleep patterns developed.  In particular we were interested in psychological and behavioral mechanisms involved in good as well as poor sleep.


Mazzer, K., Bauducco, S., Linton, S. J., & Boersma, K. (2018). Longitudinal associations between time spent using technology and sleep duration among adolescents. Journal of adolescence, 66, 112-119.

Mazzer, K., Boersma, K., & Linton, S. J. (2019). A longitudinal view of rumination, poor sleep and psychological distress in adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 686-696.

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