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Author: Semenza, Daniel C.
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1. Connolly, Eric J.
Jackson, Dylan B.
Semenza, Daniel C.
Quality Over Quantity? Using Sibling Comparisons to Examine Relations between Sleep Quality, Sleep Duration, and Delinquency
Social Science and Medicine published online (21 May 2021): 114053.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953621003853
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Delinquency/Gang Activity; Siblings; Sleep

Objective: The current study examines the relationship between self-reported restless sleep, sleep duration, and delinquency from ages 16-19 in a population-based sample of U.S. youth.

Methods: Data from full siblings from the Children and Young Adult sample of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (CNLSY) are analyzed. Negative binomial regression models and sibling comparisons are estimated to assess between- and within-family effects of sleep on delinquency during ages 16-17. Sibling comparison cross-lagged models are then fitted to the data to examine whether sibling differences in sleep are related to sibling differences in changes in delinquency from ages 16-19.

Results: Siblings with higher levels of self-reported restless sleep were more likely to report higher levels of delinquency at ages 16-17, net of observable covariates and unobservable familial confounders. Sibling differences in restless sleep at ages 16-17 were also associated with increases in delinquency at ages 18-19 after controlling for familial confounding and temporal stability in both sleep and delinquent behavior.

Bibliography Citation
Connolly, Eric J., Dylan B. Jackson and Daniel C. Semenza. "Quality Over Quantity? Using Sibling Comparisons to Examine Relations between Sleep Quality, Sleep Duration, and Delinquency." Social Science and Medicine published online (21 May 2021): 114053.