The state of sleep among college students at a large public university

Kathryn M. Orzech, David B. Salafsky, Lee Ann Hamilton

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    Abstract

    Objective: Data about college student sleep were collected
    and used to develop an education campaign to improve sleep.
    Participants: On-campus residents at a large state university were
    surveyed on 4 occasions, October 2005 to April 2007. Sample size
    was 675 to 1,823 students. Fall 2005 mean age = 18.5 years, SD
    = 1.03 (range 18–30) years. Initial survey included 935 males and
    1,859 females (2005–2006). Matched pairs data (2006–2007) included
    91 males and 107 females. Twenty-six males and 22 females
    participated in interviews. Methods: A survey administered online
    included the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, along with an
    8-question in-person interview. Results: Poor sleep interacted with
    academics and mental health, and an education campaign positively
    affected student sleep. Conclusions: Teaching students how to effectively
    manage sleep can improve their well-being. Sleep may
    also be a gateway topic for health care professionals to address
    sensitive health issues such as depression.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)612-619
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of American College Health
    Volume59
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Students
    Interviews
    Health Promotion
    Health Education
    Mental Health
    Teaching
    Depression
    Delivery of Health Care
    Education
    Health
    Surveys and Questionnaires

    Keywords

    • Adaptation, Psychological
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Educational Measurement
    • Female
    • Health Behavior
    • Health Promotion
    • Health Status Indicators
    • Health Surveys
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Mental Health
    • Questionnaires
    • Sex Factors
    • Sleep
    • Stress, Psychological
    • Students
    • Universities
    • Young Adult

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    Orzech, Kathryn M. ; Salafsky, David B. ; Hamilton, Lee Ann. / The state of sleep among college students at a large public university. In: Journal of American College Health. 2011 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 612-619.
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    The state of sleep among college students at a large public university. / Orzech, Kathryn M.; Salafsky, David B.; Hamilton, Lee Ann.

    In: Journal of American College Health, Vol. 59, No. 7, 2011, p. 612-619.

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