Factors affected to sleep quality among undergraduate students Naresuan University

Authors

  • Chanakan Tuentes Student in Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Chutima Luangaphirom Student in Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University
  • Totsabon Butmee Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University

Keywords:

Stress, Sleep quality, Students, Naresuan University

Abstract

This descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to 1) study sleep quality, 2) identify factors affecting sleep quality, and 3) compare the sleep quality of undergraduate students between three major groups. Data were collected from 420 undergraduate students at Naresuan University. The research instrument was a questionnaire that included 4 parts as follows: 1) demographic data; 2) sleep disturbance factors; 3) stress test (SPST-20) and, 4) Pittsburgh's sleep quality questionnaire. Data were collected from March to August 2021. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Multiple Linear Regression statistics.


The results showed that most of the participants (75.0 percent) had poor sleep quality. Moreover, it was found that stress scores, smoking, gender, discomfort bedding, and the duration of smartphone use before bedtime were statistically significant to predict the sleep quality of undergraduate students, at Naresuan University, with the accounted for 23.4 percent (p-value < 0.05). The highest predictor was stress (Beta = 0.361). There was no significant difference in sleep quality between the three major groups
(p-value > 0.05). The findings from this study suggested that the university administration should be concerned with appropriately managing the academic schedule and activities to decrease the stress, which was the highest predictive factor to increase the sleep quality of the student.

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Published

2022-04-28

How to Cite

Tuentes ช. ., Luangaphirom ช. ., & Butmee ท. (2022). Factors affected to sleep quality among undergraduate students Naresuan University. Journal of Public Health Naresuan University, 4(1), 36–47. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPHNU/article/view/253766