Development and Preliminary Evaluation of the Bedtime Routines Questionnaire
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.
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Henderson, J. A.,
Jordan, S. S.
(2010). Development and Preliminary Evaluation of the Bedtime Routines Questionnaire. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(2), 271-280.
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