Prevalence of insomnia and its psychosocial correlates among college students in Hong Kong

C. Y. SING, Wing Sze WONG

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Abstract

Objective: This study examined the prevalence of insomnia and its psychosocial correlates among college students in Hong Kong. Participants: A total of 529 Hong Kong college students participated in the study. Methods: Participants completed a self-reported questionnaire that included the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Revised Life Orientation Test, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Beck Depression Inventory, and questions about sociodemographic and lifestyle factors. A PSQI global score equal to or greater than 5 indicated insomnia. Results: Results indicated that 68.6% of the participants were insomniacs. Adjusted regression analyses revealed that optimism, stress, and depression significantly predicted insomnia (p < .01). Conclusions: These results suggest that insomnia is very common among Hong Kong college students and associated with other psychosocial factors. This study provides preliminary data on sleep quality and risk factors for insomnia, which may be used to guide sleep hygiene promotion and intervention among college students. Copyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-182
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Citation

Sing, C. Y., & Wong W. S. (2011). Prevalence of insomnia and its psychosocial correlates among college students in Hong Kong. Journal of American College Health, 59(3), 174-182.

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosocial correlates
  • College students

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