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Composite Morningness Questionnaire

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

Finding the psychometric properties of alternative morningness questionnaires to be ­inadequate, developers culled items from two of these scales–the Horne Östberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire.

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Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Mitchell, R. J. & Williamson, A. M. (2000). Evaluation an 8 hour versus a 12 hour shift roster on employees at a power station. Applied Ergonomics, 31(1), 83–93.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Waage, S., Moen, B. E., Pallesen, S., Eriksen, H. R., Ursin, H., Akerstedt, T., & Bjorvatn, B. (2009). Shift work disorder among oil rig workers in the North Sea. Sleep, 32(4), 558–565.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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