Sleeping Pattern, Stress Level and Academic Behavior of Students Enrolled in Health Related Programs

  • Lea Aguilar Divina College of Nursing, Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Cherish Lovely Bindosano
  • Marissa-Joy Nanez Hammer-Appiah
  • Ellis Fatmawati Munthe
  • Angel Grace Fio Bingcang Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Kfir Batiller Adventist University of The Philippines
Keywords: sleeping pattern, stress level, academic behavior

Abstract

The researchers believe that by identifying the different factors that may influence one’sacademic behavior would enable the learners to be successful in their educational journey. Thispaper sought to compare the relationship between sleeping pattern, stress level and academicbehavior of students enrolled in health-related courses.This descriptive-correlational study was anchored on Johnson’s Behavioral Model and Selye’sStress Theory. The study investigated the relationship between sleeping pattern, stress level,and academic behavior among 213 students enrolled in a Health-Related Course. Participantswere gathered by the use of convenience sampling. Pearson-product moment correlationcoefficient formula was used for data analysis.Results revealed that during week days and weekends, the students have an adequate sleepingpattern but during their on-the-job-training days their sleeping pattern was inadequate. Thestress level that they experienced was moderate, while their academic behavior in terms ofacademic self-management was satisfactory, academic motivation was moderate, academicactivity was high, and overall attitude toward study was positive. There was no significantrelationship between stress level and academic behavior. Sleeping pattern during weekdayshas a negative relationship with academic behavior in terms of academic activity (p < .05),self- management (p < .01) and over-all attitude towards studies (p < .05).The result suggested that there was a significant difference in the academic behavior of studentswhen their age, gender, monthly allowance, and academic program were considered. Studentsenrolled in Bachelor of Laboratory Science demonstrated a more positive attitude towardstudies, engaged more in academic activity and demonstrated better self- management, whilethose enrolled in Dentistry exhibited better academic motivation as compared to those enrolledin other health related programs. Researchers suggest that a follow-up study involving otherinstitutions should be conducted for the benefit of result comparison.
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Published
2019-12-18
How to Cite
Divina, L., Bindosano, C. L., Hammer-Appiah, M.-J., Munthe, E. F., Bingcang, A., & Batiller, K. (2019). Sleeping Pattern, Stress Level and Academic Behavior of Students Enrolled in Health Related Programs. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 483-492. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v7i1.1091

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