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The Impact Bereavement has upon Sleep Quality and Dietary Habits

Fromholz, Chloe (2020) The Impact Bereavement has upon Sleep Quality and Dietary Habits. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study is a quantitative study that aimed to examine the impact bereavement has upon sleep quality and dietary habits. Bereavement is defined as an individual experiencing grief due to death of another. It has been found to cause a negative effect on the human body physically, emotionally and mentally. This study’s sample was gathered from 140 college students within the age criteria of 18 to 25. The study investigated both males (n=38) and females (n=76). This study used a Cross Sectional Design allowing the investigation of the relationship between variables. The Inventory of Complicated Grief scale, The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and The Emotional Eating Scale were all compiled into a questionnaire, promoted online. Analyses were run. A significant relationship was found with bereavement predicting worse sleep quality. The was no significant relationship found between emotional eating and bereavement. No significant differences were found between males and females also. This study can be implemented into future research, to use as a platform to investigate the younger population experiencing bereavement. This study also highlights the need for interventions to be brought into colleges to help individuals cope with their loss during bereavement.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 14:23
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 14:23
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4851

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