Cheyenne M. Coyle, Kassandra Marie Parritt, Karolyn Mae Snell, Ciara Ann White, Dana M. White


Presentation: 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: HSS 428



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Background: Sleep is a vital component to achieving health and well-being as it is a restorative process that promotes immune functioning and multiple physiological processes. Sleep disturbances have been found to be associated with mental health issues such as high stress levels. Due to erratic schedules, academic demands and social pressures, stress levels have been found to be high among college students. When sleep quality is poor, a wide array of health issues can result. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to further investigate the prevalence of stress and sleep issues among the college student population. The aims of this study are to measure the amount of stress in college students, measure the number of hours of sleep in college students, and examine any association there may be between the two variables. Methods: A cross-sectional study will be utilized. Data will be collected utilizing an online survey. The survey will be a mixture of yes/no, multiple choice, likert scale and free response questions related to their demographics, stress, and sleep. Regarding sleep and stress, questions were pulled from the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Ten Item Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10). Participants will be full time, undergraduate students ages 18-22 at the University of Dayton. The statistical analysis will compare the average PSS-10 value with the average PSQI value. A chi squared test will be used with a 95% confidence interval (p < 0.05).Results: Results are forthcoming as data collection will occur on March 28-April 4 2022.

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Course Project

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Lauren Marie Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

Is Stress Related to the Number of Hours of Sleep in College Students?