Sarah Yaroma, Elizabeth Niemiec, Olivia Fowler, Aubrey Wilcox, Megan Dickinson


Presentation: 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



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College students spend an exorbitant amount of their time doing homework on laptops, watching T.V., scrolling through social media, and more. As the amount of screen time continues to increase, the amount of time students spend sleeping each night decreases and becomes limited. Sleep is a crucial part of a person’s daily routine that has an effect on the proper functioning of every physiological process in the body. The purpose of this study was to identify a potential relationship between sleep duration and the total amount of time spent watching or using a technological device in college students. Previous research has implied that properties of technology have an impact on essential functions, such as psychological well-being and academic performance in college students. We used data from our survey and the “Screen Time” app on the iPhone / Apple products to analyze the relationship between screen time and sleep duration during the 2023 spring semester for students at the University of Dayton. Researchers predict that large amounts of screen time was shown to have an effect on sleep duration.

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Project Designation

Course Project 202310 HSS 428 01

Primary Advisor

Lauren Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals


How Does Screen Time Affect Sleep Duration in College Students?