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The relationship between stress, perceived quality of sleep, and anxiety among college students with and without children

Bissett, Meaghan (2022) The relationship between stress, perceived quality of sleep, and anxiety among college students with and without children. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The current study aimed to assess the relationship between sleep, stress and anxiety among college students with children in comparison to college students without children. Research questions in this study will investigate what type of relationship exists between sleep, stress and anxiety, and the effect of this relationship on two groups: college student with children and college students without children. This study consisted of 48 participants (n=48), with 11 male participants and 37 female participants. Participants were college students and were recruited through convenience sampling. Participants were required to have access to the internet and were asked to complete several questionnaires as part of the study, which included a demographic questionnaire, the Perceived Stress Scale, the Sleep Quality Measure, and the GAD-7 Anxiety Scale. A Pearsons product-moment correlation coefficient and a multiple regression was used to assess the relationship between sleep, stress and anxiety. Results found a moderate positive relationship between these variables. A multivariate analysis was also conducted to assess the difference between how students with and without children experienced stress, sleep, and anxiety. Results found statistically significant difference in the mean scores of perceived stress, perceived quality of sleep, and perceived anxiety between these groups. The study supported previous evidence found between the relationship between sleep, stress and anxiety. However, results also found that students without children experienced greater levels of stress and anxiety with poorer quality of sleep compared to those with children.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 08:55
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 08:56
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5614

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