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Sleep, aggression, and psychosocial adjustment in male prisoners

Vogler, Nicole and Perkinson-Gloor, Nadine and Brand, Serge and Grob, Alexander and Lemola, Sakari. (2014) Sleep, aggression, and psychosocial adjustment in male prisoners. Swiss journal of psychology, Vol. 73, H. 3 , S. 167–176.

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Abstract

Purpose: The current study examines sleep quantity and quality and their association with anger-related reactions, symptoms of ADHD, depressive symptoms, physical health complaints, and life satisfaction in male prison inmates. Furthermore, we examine whether good sleep hygiene in the prison context (physical exercising during the day, switching the television off at night, limiting caffeine and cigarette consumption) is related to sleep quantity and quality. Methods: 49 prison inmates (mean age = 39.4; SD = 13.9) completed questionnaires assessing sleep quality and quantity, sleep hygiene, and psychosocial and physical functioning. Results: Short sleep duration of 6h or less and poor sleep quality were related to higher levels of aggressiveness in provoking social situations and more physical health complaints. Additionally, poor sleep quality was related to higher levels of rumination and more symptoms of ADHD. The sleep hygiene variable daily caffeine consumption was related with shorter sleep duration. Conclusion: Results suggest that among a sample of male prison inmates adequate sleep duration and good sleep quality were associated with better psychosocial adjustment.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie (Lemola)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
UniBasel Contributors:Perkinson-Gloor, Nadine and Brand, Serge and Grob, Alexander and Lemola, Sakari
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1421-0185
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:09 Jan 2015 09:25
Deposited On:07 Nov 2014 08:28

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