Date Presented

Spring 5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Access Type

1

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Ei Hlaing, PhD

Second Advisor

Laura Kicklighter, PhD

Third Advisor

Virginia Cylke, PhD

Abstract

The objective of the current study was to examine the relationship between depression, anxiety, sleep self-efficacy and sleep quality in college students by using both objective measures and self-report data. Participants included undergraduate students from a small liberal arts college who wore an ActiGraph wGT3X-BT wristband for a period of seven nights. At the end of the seven nights, participants also completed the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, the Sleep Self-Efficacy Scale, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Results indicated that higher sleep self-efficacy scores were associated with lower anxiety and depression scores. Higher self-reported sleep quality, based on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, was also associated with higher sleep self-efficacy scores as well as lower depression and anxiety scores. Results were potentially limited due to the small sample size (n = 20) of the study, as well as participant bias and various environmental factors that will be discussed.

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