Comparative Study

| Published: December 04, 2018

Comparative Study of Sleep Quality between Pre University and Undergraduate Students: Influence of Select Demographic Factors

Lancy D’Souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

Manish S

Student, I M.Sc, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

Deeksha S

Student, II B.A. JEPsy, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

DIP: 18.01.065/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.065


Present study attempted to compare and find out extent of sleep quality among students studying in Pre University and undergraduate courses. The sample consisted of 400 students studying in Mysore city, pursuing various courses and aged between 18-22 years.  They were selected from various Pre University and undergraduate colleges of Mysore city, through simple random sampling. The students answered Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-1989) scale which measured global sleep quality. Chi-square tests were applied to find out the differences between frequencies of levels of sleep quality and association of demographic factors with sleep quality. Results revealed that an alarming 70.2% of the selected students in the present study had poor sleep quality. Students pursuing pre university courses had better sleep quality than students pursuing undergraduate courses. Students pursuing commerce and arts courses had better sleep quality compared to students pursuing Arts courses. Other factors-gender, domicile and stay did not have significant influence over sleep quality of the students.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.065/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.065

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018