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The Effects of Sleep Duration on Predictive Factors of Mathematical Performance

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Author Saeed Daneshamooz, Farzad Radmehr, Hassan Alamolhodaei, Masoome Mohajer
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 283-291
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 4
Issue Date May 01, 2012
Publishing Date May 01, 2012
Keywords Mathematical performance-Sleep duration-Predictive factors



Abstract

Research in the area of sleep problems and children is a relatively new field. There is even less research when it comes to examining the issue of sleep problems and the effect it has on academic performance. The main aim of the present study is to discuss the relationship between sleep duration, mathematical performance and its predictors. A sample 150 secondary school girls were tested on (1) the Witkinís cognitive style (Group Embedded Figure Test) (2) Digit Span Backward Test (3) Mathematics Attention Test (4) Modified Fennema-Sherman Attitude Scales (5)Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale and math exams. Results obtained indicate that students with 7-8 hours of sleep duration had better performance in mathematical activity and math score. In this study in term of sleep duration no significant difference found for predictive factors of mathematical performance. But some non-significant differences between predictive factors of mathematical performance and sleep duration were found.


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