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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.6, No.3, Sep. 2020, Pub. Date: Jul. 23, 2020
A Cross-Sectional Study on Digital Media Use, Sleep Quality and Sense of Time During Covid-19 Pandemic Among Undergraduate Students
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[01] Afiq Bin Ishak, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[02] Navina A/P Illangkumaran, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[03] Valliammai A/P Muthuveerappan Muthiah, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
[04] Afa Wajeeh, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Melaka, Malaysia.
On December 2019, the world has been struck by the Covid- 19 pandemic, and this resulted in WHO declaring this pandemic a global health emergency. The current situation is probably going to negatively impact numerous components that influence sleep quality. This study was aimed to determine the association of digital media use and sense of time on sleep quality among undergraduate students during this stressful time. A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to June 2020 in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia. Purposive sampling was used to enrol students for this study and data were collected using self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of four parts which includes sociodemographic profile, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), digital media usage 2 hours before bedtime in the last 7 days based on activities and also questions regarding their sense of time which consists of three domains; Time track, Time expansion and Schedule. Chi square test and binary logistic regression analysis were utilized. A total of 228 students participated in this study; we find that 50.4% of them were categorized as poor-quality sleepers and the other 49.6% were having good sleep quality. In binary logistic regression analysis, we discovered that, there were no significant association between digital media usage before bedtime on sleep quality of the students. Nevertheless, there is significant association between those who have difficulty in keeping track in time with the outcome of poor sleep quality. Similarly, those who frequently had feeling of boredom and feeling of time does not flow have significant association with poor sleep quality. Students that on many occasions or occasionally went to bed at their regular time have significantly lower odds of having poor sleep quality. Future research should explore association between sleep hygiene with sleep quality. Besides that, study on impact of sleep quality on physical and emotional wellbeing can also be conducted.
Sleep Quality, Digital Media, Sense of Time, Covid-19
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