Consequences of adolescent's evening preference on psychological functioning: a review



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Díaz Morales, Juan Francisco and Escribano Barreno, Cristina (2014) Consequences of adolescent's evening preference on psychological functioning: a review. Anales de Psicología, 30 (3). pp. 1096-1104.

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This review provides an overview of the role of circadian preference in psychological functioning of adolescents taking into account their shift to eveningness during this stage of life. After a brief explanation about morningness/eveningness and other terms related, an overview of the changes that occur on three of the most important areas in the adolescent‟s life is presented: school performance, personality styles, and health. Consequences of evening preference on school achievement are considered from the analysis of the relevance of sleep debt and time-of-day in cognition and mood aspects. In general, students who are able to choose activity times coinciding with their preferred times may have a greater opportunity to optimize their performance. The personality styles and health of morning and evening types are also important factors related to school and family adaptation. At last, some recommendations and conclusions in order to promote a healthy psychological functioning are described.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Evening preference; School achievement; Adolescence; Social jet-lag; Synchrony effect; Time-of-day
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology > Differential psychology
Medical sciences > Psychology > Ability and intelligence
Medical sciences > Psychology > Personality
ID Code:32636
Deposited On:29 Jun 2016 10:37
Last Modified:29 Nov 2018 13:18

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