Special Issue "Contemporary Perspectives on the Intersection between Sleep and Psychosocial Development in Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2023) | Viewed by 5671
Interests: sleep; adolescents; well-being; development; psychosocial context; systematic-review
Adolescence is a life period in which changes happen at multiple levels (i.e., physical, cognitive, and social). These modifications involve different developmental domains, such as identity formation, personal relationships with parents and peers, and internalizing and externalizing problems that can affect healthy developmental patterns. Sleep is one of the central aspects of adolescents' well-being. Nowadays, adolescents often report sleep deprivation conditions and poor sleep quality. This negatively affects their health and the achievement of developmental tasks, which are predictors of poor long-term adult outcomes. At the same time, different aspects of adolescents' daily life experiences consistently impact their cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, and are likely to be intertwined with their sleep patterns.
The primary goal of this Special Issue is to provide a clear picture of the intersection between sleep quality and the psychosocial development of adolescents. Original research focused on the processes which clarify which aspects of sleep quality could enhance youth psychosocial development are welcomed (for instance, research linking sleep quality to mental health or eating behaviors). At the same time, understanding which youth individual factors (e.g., personality, emotion regulation) and social experiences (e.g., family and peer processes, school experiences) could affect sleep quality is of the utmost importance.
Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and basic and applied research will be considered for publication. Examples could include manuscripts that discuss sleep characteristics (e.g., circadian rhythm) and sleep quality, and their intersection with psychosocial development. Furthermore, intervention studies that evaluate the effect of promoting healthy sleep on psychosocial adjustment and/or the impact of reducing proximal risk factors on improving youth sleep quality are welcomed.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Valeria Bacaro
Dr. Mariacarolina Vacca
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- emotional and behavioral difficulties
- youth personality