Stress, Sleep and Performance in International and Domestic University Students

Yun, Corinne Tan Pei, and Greenwood, Kenneth Mark (2022) Stress, Sleep and Performance in International and Domestic University Students. Journal of International Students, 12 (1). pp. 81-100.

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Stress and poor sleep quality are serious and common problems among university students that could have detrimental effects on their academic performance. International students may experience greater difficulty than domestic students because they also need to deal with the challenges associated with moving to a new culture. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between stress (perceived and acculturative), sleep quality, and academic performance by comparing them between international and domestic students. Perceived stress negatively correlates with sleep quality. However, no relationship is found between acculturative stress and sleep quality, between sleep quality and academic performance, and between stress (perceived and acculturative) and academic performance. Differences in perceived stress and sleep quality between international and domestic students are found. Perceived stress is found to be an important factor that requires the university to focus on effective stress management programs that could be useful for achieving better sleep quality.

Item ID: 73152
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2166-3750
Keywords: academic performance, acculturative stress, domestic students, international students, perceived stress, sleep quality
Copyright Information: Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of International Students. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 08:33
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390412 Teacher and student wellbeing @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified @ 40%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified @ 30%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 30%
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