Title

Development and Preliminary Evaluation of the Bedtime Routines Questionnaire

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2010

Department

Psychology

Abstract

In the past, child bedtime routines have been examined through observation or sleep diaries. These methods are often expensive and hinder study comparisons due to lack of consistent operational definitions of routines. This article describes the development and psychometric evaluation of the Bedtime Routines Questionnaire (BRQ), a 31-item paper-and-pencil, parent-report measure of children's bedtime routines. The BRQ and related measures were completed by 226 caregivers of children ages 2 to 8. The BRQ demonstrated a solid factor structure, adequate internal consistency, and fair validity coefficients. Overall, promising results for the BRQ are reported.

Publication Title

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

271

Last Page

280