RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Authors

  • Syazwina Muhammad Khir School of Human Resource Development and Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Wan Mohd Azam Wan Mohd Yunus School of Human Resource Development and Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Norashikin Mahmud School of Human Resource Development and Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Lily Suriani Mohd Arif School of Human Resource Development and Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor

Abstract

Depression, anxiety and stress are some of the common mental health problems faced by university students. Sleep is important to any individual and those with sleep deprivation are more vulnerable to mental health problems. This study aims to investigate the relationship between sleep deprivation and mental health problems (depression, anxiety, and stress) among Management (Technology) students in UTM as well as to identify the level of sleep deprivation, depression, anxiety and stress among the students. A total of 117 Management (Technology) students participated in this study using convenient sampling technique with the final sample size of 98 respondents. Sleep deprivation was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) while mental health were assessed using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21). The findings indicate that majority students have a high level of sleep deprivation, mild level of depression, moderate level of anxiety, and normal level of stress. Moreover, there is a significant positive relationship between sleep deprivation and mental health dimensions (depression, anxiety and stress) among the students.

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