Sleep Quality and Social Media Usage among College Students

Authors

  • Navya M. Patel Research Scholar, Department of Social Science and Humanities, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India

Keywords:

Quality, social media usage, college students

Abstract

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the national sleep foundation (NSF). Individual sleep needs vary. In general, most healthy adults are built for 16 hours of wakefulness and need an average of eight hours of sleep a night. Social media is computer-based technology that facilitates the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and information through the building of virtual network and communities. By design, social media is internet-based and gives users quick electronic communication of content. Social media, places where they can be entertained, communicated, and participated in a social environment. In the present study, the researcher has attempted to assess the relationship between sleep quality and social media usage among 64 college students comprising of 43 females and 21 males. A co relational research design was used in the present study. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) developed by Carole Smyth in the Montefiore Medical Centre in 2012 was used to assess the sleep quality among the college going students and Social Media Usage by Patricia Kettle, Niall Gilmartin, Mary P.Corcoran, Delma Byre and Tian Hang Sun to asses social media usage. The result showed that there was no significant difference between male and female in sleep quality and there was no significant difference between male and female in social media usage. The Pearson’s correlation results showed that there was a positive correlation between sleep quality and social media usage.

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Published

05-09-2021

How to Cite

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N. M. Patel, “Sleep Quality and Social Media Usage among College Students”, IJRAMT, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 104–109, Sep. 2021.

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