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|Title: ||Puberty-Dependent Sleep Regulation and Alcohol Use in Early Adolescents|
|Author(s): ||Pieters, S. (316203009)|
Vorst, H. van der (298978539)
Burk, W.J. (31788624X)
Wiers, R.W. (079615996)
Engels, R.C.M.E. (16717231X)
|Publication year: ||2010|
|Document type: ||Article / Letter to editor|
|Journal: ||Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research|
|Volume: ||vol. 34|
|Issue: ||iss. 9|
|Start page: ||p. 1512|
|End page: ||p. 1518|
|Related link(s): ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530%2D0277.2010.01235.x|
|Abstract: ||Background: Research has shown a bi-directional relation between alcohol use and sleep regulation in adults. Much less is known about this association in early adolescents, while profound puberty-dependent transitions regarding sleep patterns take place in early adolescence. Moreover, puberty has been associated with an increase in alcohol use of adolescents.
Methods: In this study, we investigated the associations between pubertal development, sleep preference, sleep problems, and alcohol use in 431 early adolescents (mean age: 13.66). Second, it was studied whether the associations changed when controlling for adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems. Furthermore, we included gender as a moderator on all the associations.
Results: Results showed that pubertal development was positively associated with sleep problems and more evening-type tendencies (e. g., favoring later bedtimes), which in turn were positively related to alcohol use. Underlying psychopathology, gender and educational level did not change these relationships.
Conclusions: From this study, it can be concluded that both puberty and sleep regulation are important factors in explaining alcohol use in early adolescence.|
|Subject: ||Developmental psychopathology|
|Organization: ||SW OZ BSI OGG|
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|Appears in Collections:||Academic bibliography|
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