Later school start times for supporting the education, health, and well-being of high school students

Shankar, Ravi (2017) Later school start times for supporting the education, health, and well-being of high school students. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (7). pp. 1-67. ISSN 1469-493X

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Background : A number of school systems worldwide have proposed and implemented later school start times as a means of avoiding the potentially negative impacts that early morning schedules can have on adolescent students. Even mild sleep deprivation has been associated with significant health and educational concerns: increased risk for accidents and injuries, impaired learning, aggression, memory loss, poor self-esteem, and changes in metabolism. Although researchers have begun to explore the effects of delayed school start time, no one has conducted a rigorous review of evidence to determine whether later school start times support adolescent health, education, and wellbeing. Objectives : We aimed to assess the effects of a later school start time for supporting health, education, and well-being in high school students. Secondary objectives were to explore possible differential effects of later school start times in student subgroups and in different types of schools; to identify implementation practices, contextual factors, and deliverymodes associated with positive and negative effects of later start times; and to assess the effects of later school start times on the broader community (high school faculty and staff, neighborhood, and families). Search methods We conducted the main search for this review on 28 October 2014 and updated it on 8 February 2016. We searched CENTRAL as well as 17 key electronic databases (including MEDLINE, Embase, ERIC, PsycINFO, and Sociological Abstracts), current editions of relevant journals and organizational websites, trial registries, and Google Scholar.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Intervention Review
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 03:44
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 03:44

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