Sleep quality and temperament among university students: differential associations with nighttime sleep duration and sleep disruptions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sleep-temperament associations have not yet been examined among university students, despite awareness of the high incidence of sleep problems in this population. The present study was conducted (a) to examine whether sleep quality was associated with temperament among university-attending young adults and (b) to determine whether particular components of sleep quality were differentially associated with temperament. University students completed questionnaires designed to assess sleep quality and temperament. Poor sleep quality was associated with increased negative affect and orienting sensitivity as well as decreased effortful control; regression analyses revealed differential associations between components of nighttime sleep quality and temperament ratings. The presented study reveals conceptual continuity in sleep-temperament relations from infancy to young adulthood and highlights important avenues for future research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lukowski, AF; Milojevich, HM

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 230

PubMed ID

  • 24611534

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-2010

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1540-2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/15402002.2013.855214


  • eng