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Abstract

A descriptive study to assess the effect of electronic Gadgets on Quality of Sleep among College Students. This study was conducted at Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry. Clearance from the Institutional Review Board and formal permission from the study settings were obtained. 240 samples were selected by the stratified random technique. Structure questionnaire was used to assess the quality of sleep and gadgets usage among participants after the content validity. The data gathered were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The present study assessed the quality of sleep and gadget usage on college students and it was found that 57.1% of participants had poor sleep quality, 42.9% participants had good sleep quality and in relation to gadget usage, 64.6% of participants had mild addiction, 31.3% participants had moderate addiction and 4.2% participants had severe addiction. The correlation between effects of gadget usage and quality of sleep were assessed. It was found that r=0.378 and it denotes a weak correlation. There is an association between quality of sleep with selected demographic variables, namely age (p=0.026). The research evidence identifies that the majority of college students had poor sleep quality and mild gadgets addiction. Hence, there is a requirement for intervention or psychological measures to reduce gadget students among college students. 

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Gadgets addiction Quality of sleep and college students

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Prakash P, Sooriya Praba V, Esther J, Leo Franka J, Merlin Viju, Santhanalakshmi M, & Sneha Anna Jose. (2021). Effect of Electronic Gadgets on Quality of Sleep Among College Students. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(2), 1452-1461. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i2.4715