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ERIC Number: EJ863513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
Correlates of Quality Sleep and Academic Performance
Becker, Craig M.; Adams, Troy; Orr, Caroline; Quilter, Lyndsay
Health Educator, v40 n2 p82-89 Fall 2008
Sleep problems have become epidemic and traditional research has discovered many causes of poor sleep. The purpose of this study was to complement existing research by using a salutogenic or health origins framework to investigate the correlates of good sleep. The analysis for this study used the National College Health Assessment data that included 54,111 participants at 71 institutions. Participants were randomly selected or were in randomly selected classrooms. Results of these analyses indicated that males and females who reported "good sleep" were more likely to have engaged regularly in physical activity, felt less exhausted, were more likely to have a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), and also performed better academically. In addition, good male sleepers experienced less anxiety and had less back pain. Good female sleepers also had fewer abusive relationships and fewer broken bones, were more likely to have been nonsmokers and were not binge drinkers. Despite the limitations of this exploratory study, these results are compelling, however they suggest the need for future research to clarify the identified relationships. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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