Sleep is considered an essential aspect of our mental and physical well-being and plays an important role in the body’s metabolic regulation, emotion regulation, performance, memory consolidation, brain recuperation processes, and learning (Perry, Patil, Presley-Cantrell, 2013). In this study, the researcher is investigating how sleep disruptions in Early Childhood [EC] may impact self regulatory skills and attachment to caregivers. Through an online survey with questions adapted from the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire [BISQ] (2004). The questionnaire consists of 41 questions, 35 of which address internal and external factors that could be impacting the child’s sleep and inquires about child self regulation practices and caregiver support for sleep. Additionally, the final six questions are optional demographic questions. The Investigator hypothesizes that sleep disturbances in early childhood restrict a child’s self-regulatory skills and have the potential to negatively impact caregiver-child attachment on a long term basis. The data showed common themes of the data collected from 84 participants including transgenerational values in caregiving, child use and expression of self-regulation, and the two main demographics impacted in this study were families experiencing frequent wakings and minimal sleep (less than four hours) achieved each night.
|Advisor:||Schmidt, Jenine V., Urbani, Jacquelyn|
|Department:||Education - Early Childhood Education|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Special education, Physiology|
|Keywords:||Caregiving, Family sleep patterns, Family systems, Self-regulation, Sleep disruptions|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be