Research Presentation Title

An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students

Major

Health Sciences for Health Education & Promotion (B.S.)

Research Presentation Abstract

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 mid-sized 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. College student populations could benefit from health education programs that address the effects of sleep deprivation and offers tips on good sleep hygiene.

Keywords

Sleep, Undergraduate students

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Principal Faculty Mentor

Joanne Chopak-Foss

Principal Faculty Mentor Email

jchopak@georgiasouthern.edu

Principal Faculty Mentor’s Department

Community Health Behavior and Education (COPH)

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An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students

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 mid-sized 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. College student populations could benefit from health education programs that address the effects of sleep deprivation and offers tips on good sleep hygiene.