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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 163) Last page : ( 168)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00029.3

Television-Viewing Habits Causes Sleeping Disorder among School Children in Chennai

Mr. Kumar T. K. Saravana1, Dr. Raja G. Balasubramania2

1Asst. Prof and Head, Dept. of Visual Communication, Chennai National College, Chennai-54

2Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication, MS University, Tirunelveli

*Corresponding Author Email: Kansar77@gmail.com, gbs_raja@yahoo.com.

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

To find the relationship between specific television-viewing habits and both sleep habits and sleep disturbances in school children. Methods. The parents of 295 children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade in three public elementary schools completed two retrospective survey questionnaires, one assessing their children's sleep behaviours and the other examining television-viewing habits of both the child and the family. Sleep domains assessed included bedtime resistance, sleep onset delay, sleep duration, anxiety around sleep, parasomnias, night waking, and daytime sleepiness. Teachers from all three schools also completed daytime sleepiness questionnaires (N =202) for the sample.

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Keywords

Television, School Children's, Behaviours, Chennai, etc.

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