Sleep and School Life

UNDERSTANDING THE EDUCATIONAL IMPACTS OF INADEQUATE SLEEP IN UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

PHD PROJECT – KIM ROBINSON

WHY IS THE PROJECT IMPORTANT?

Inadequate sleep in children can be both a symptom and a cause of academic, social, emotional and behavioural problems in the school setting. Between 20-43% of school-age students are affected by sleep disturbances, most of which go unrecognised. Surprisingly, little is understood about the educational impacts of inadequate sleep in school children.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE STUDY?

The focus of this research is to understand the frequency, manifestations and educational impacts of inadequate sleep in Stage 3 children from the perspectives of the children, their parents and their teachers.

WHO ARE THE RESEARCHERS?

This research is being undertaken by Mrs Kim Robinson for her PhD.
 Her supervisors are Dr Jill Scevak and Professor Allyson Holbrook, School of Education.

HOW WILL THE RESEARCH BE CONDUCTED?

The research will be conducted in two phases. A survey followed by individual interviews. Participants for interviews will be selected from survey respondents. The survey will take place early in Term 3,Weeks 5-8, 2015 followed by the interviews. For more information click here.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH?

Stage 3 students, their teachers and parents from participating primary schools in the Hunter region. If you received a flyer from school, your school has agreed to participate in the study.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

If you would like to participate, follow the link below where you will be able to read the Participant Information Statement, give your consent and compete the survey.

If you wish to read the Participant Information Statement at any time, click here (45kb).

To consent to your child's data to be used in the study or if you would like to complete the parent survey click here (available Term 3, Weeks 5-8, 2015).

This research is supported with a part scholarship funded by an ARC Linkage Grant: LP110100150 and approved by The University of Newcastle's Human Research Ethics Committee Approval No. H-2014-0224.

Kim Robinson  If you would like to know more about this research, please contact Kim directly (email is preferred)
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