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Gillen-O’Neel, C., Huynh, V. W. and Fuligni, A. J. (2013), To study or to sleep? The academic costs of extra studying at the expense of sleep. Child Development, 84: 133–142. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01834.x The examination of studying, sleep, and academics were investigated in the study done by Gillen-O’Neel, Huynh and Fuligni (2013). Their purpose was to examine how replacing sleep with study time affected high school student’s academic performance the following day. Previous studies have focused on just sleep or just study habits in regards to academia. This study wanted to look at how these three dynamics affected the daily lives of students in grades 9, 10 and 12.
In this study, they began with the students when they were in the 9th grade and continued with them during their 10th and 12th grade. There were 535 students who attended three public schools in Los Angeles with an equal number of females and males. The students came from Latin American, Asian and European backgrounds with families that range from lower-middle class to upper-middle class. Students received $30 compensation for returning completed materials and received two movies passes if the material was done correctly and on time.
This was a longitudinal study that took within-person analysis which had the students serving as their own control group. The students began by completing a questionnaire about their demographics and information on their parents. The students also completed checklists to be completed before bed for 14 consecutive days which included closed and open-ended questions. The questions disclosed the amount of time the students spent studying outside of school and the amount of hours they spent sleeping the night before. The sleeping was tracked through electronic wrist devices and after each day the students put their reports into envelopes and sealed it with an electronic date stamp. Lastly, the students measured their...
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