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Abstract

Part time work can negatively affect sleeping patterns, resulting in poorer academic performance and a diminished sense of overall well-being. 521 undergraduate students working at least 20 hours per week were surveyed and self-reported post-work experiences and sleep quality. Results of a multiple regression analysis indicated that a block of four post-work experiences (psychological detachment, relaxation, mastery, and control over leisure time) were predictive of self-reported sleep quality. Completion of more mastery experiences and greater control over choosing post-work activities were both statistically significant predictors of higher sleep quality (Sonnentag, Binnewies, & Mojza, 2008).

Publication Date

2015

Subject Major(s)

Industrial Psychology

Keywords

part-time work, sleep, college students, sleep study, work, health

Disciplines

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | School Psychology | Social Psychology

Current Academic Year

Senior

Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Charles C. Calderwood

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© The Author(s)

The Effects of Part-Time Work on Sleep Quality in College Students

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