ERIC Number: EJ1112102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students
Carter, Briana; Chopak-Foss, Joanne; Punungwe, Fadzai B.
College Student Journal, v50 n3 p315-322 Fall 2016
Background and Aims: The purpose of this study was to measure the sleep quality of a sample of undergraduate students and compare it to the recommendations for young adults from the National Sleep Foundation. Methods: A sample of undergraduate students from a midsized public university in the Southeast were recruited for this study (N = 86). The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was employed to assess sleep quality of the students. Results: Frequency analysis found that most students did not get the minimum amount of sleep as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. A nonparametric correlation (listwise) analysis found a positive correlation on four of the six elements of the PSQI. Conclusion: College student populations could benefit from health education programs that address the effects of sleep deprivation and offers tips on good sleep hygiene.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sleep, Quality of Life, National Standards, Incidence, Nonparametric Statistics, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Student Characteristics, Correlation, Life Style, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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