Psychologists asked 292 undergraduate students to assess the level of regularity of a variety of activities and routines in their childhood. These activities included meals, extracurricular activities, sleeping habits and time spent with friends and family.
After having analysed the answers, scientists found that the students who had more consistency in their daily routines in childhood tended to have fewer problems with attention and time management.
Dr. Jennifer Malatras, a psychologist at the University of Albany and the lead author of the study, says: “This study is part of broader line of research exploring the relationship between the stability of the family environment and adjustment in children, adolescents and emerging adults.”
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