Sleeping Habits of College Students Research Paper by Lorie

Sleeping Habits of College Students
This paper is a complete undergraduate research study of the sleeping patterns and habits of College of Arts and Sciences students of Central Philippine University.
# 100420 | 9,155 words | 16 sources | APA | 2006 | PH

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This paper explains that the objectives of the study were to describe the general sleeping habits of College of Arts and Sciences students and to evaluate if the student's course is a factor in his or her sleeping habits (defined as the number of hours of sleep and sleep quality). The author points out that the methodology of the study was a descriptive survey of college students using a stratified random sampling design with the sample size set at a 90% confidence level. The paper concludes that, although statistically the students' courses do not have bearing on what time and how long the students sleep, the respondents themselves believe that their courses affect their sleep. The paper includes several tables, figures and the survey used in the study.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem and Objectives of the Study
Definition of Terms
Theoretical and Conceptual Framework
Variables Used
Scope and Limitation
Significance of the Study
Review of Related Literature
Related Literature on Sleep
Related Studies on Sleep
Research Design
Sampling Method
Data Collection
Data Analysis Method
Data Analysis
Profile of the Respondents
Data and Analysis
Relationship of Independent Variable (Course) to Dependent Variables
Course vs. Number of Hours of Sleep/Total Sleep Time
Course vs. Sleep Satisfaction
Relationship of Independent Variable (Course) to Intervening Variables
Course vs. Bedtime
Course vs. Schoolwork
Course vs. Entertainment Activities
Relationship of Intervening Variables to Dependent Variables
Bedtime vs. Number of Hours of Sleep/Total Sleep Time
Bedtime vs. Sleep Satisfaction.
Schoolwork vs. Number of Hours of Sleep/Total Sleep Time
Schoolwork vs. Sleep Satisfaction
Entertainment Activities vs. Number of Hours of Sleep/Total Sleep Time
Entertainment Activities vs. Sleep Satisfaction
Results of Students' Reactions to Statements, "My being in this course affects my sleeping (habits, quality of sleep, etc.)"
Interrelationships Between Bedtime, Total Sleep Time, and Sleep Satisfaction
Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Sleep deprivation causes emotional disturbances in people. It may also lead to aggressiveness, apathy; result in fluctuations between euphoria and depression and vice versa. One can also experience pain in joints, hallucinations and visions. People also lose their ability to think straight and act quickly. Those who have been sleep deprived for long, usually find it hard to finish a sentence or find an appropriate word to describe something. One's short-term memory also tends to fail. Therefore, one should never economize additional time for sleep. A sleep-deprived individual does everything twice as slow."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aronoff, M.S. (1991). Sleep and its Secrets: The River of Crystal Light. New York:Plenum Press.
  • Anonymous. Importance of Sleep.
  • Anonymous, (2004). The Importance of Sleep.
  • Anonymous. (2004). The importance of sleep.
  • Anonymous. Mental and Emotional Health: Sleep Guidelines.

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