ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SLEEP QUALITY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG PRIVATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DURING COVID-19 ENDEMIC IN CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA

Authors

  • Effah Khairul Anuar Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • M. Nurqashash Mohamad Khir Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Aisyah Iftikhar Ahmad Faculty of Medicine
  • Adeeba Afzal Siddiqui Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Kamali Kannan Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Wahid Abdullah Salem Wajih Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v6i1.247

Keywords:

Covid-19, Endemic phase, Sleep Quality, Academic Performance, PSQI

Abstract

Introduction: Malaysia was struck by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 which left a significant impact on

the population. Since then, the aftereffects especially poor sleep quality are still affecting us. Thus, this

study aims to assess the sleep quality of students at the University of Cyberjaya (UOC) post-COVID-

19 pandemic and its relation to students' academic performance. This study aimed to assess any

association between students' sociodemographic factors and sleep quality. This is a cross-sectional

study where a convenience sampling technique was used. Methods: The study population consisted

of 350 students comprised of those aged 18 years and above, and currently a student at the University

of Cyberjaya while those that were diagnosed with health issues were excluded. A validated self-rated

questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to assess students' sleep quality.

A global PSQI score holds a diagnostic sensitivity of 89.6% and a specificity of 86.5% to differentiate

good and poor sleepers. Sociodemographic background questions of students' and respective

semester cumulative grade point average (CGPA) were self-reported. Results: Our results revealed

that 83.4% (292) of the students had poor sleep quality while 16.6% (58) had good sleep quality.

However, there is no meaningful association between sociodemographic factors, sleep quality, and

academic performance. Although, those with good academic performance had better sleep quality than

those who achieved excellent grades. Conclusion: most UOC students reported poor sleep quality,

but interestingly this does not affect their academic performance.

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Published

2024-03-01

How to Cite

Khairul Anuar, E., Mohamad Khir , M. N., Iftikhar Ahmad , A., Siddiqui, A. A., Kannan , K., & Wajih, W. A. S. (2024). ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SLEEP QUALITY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG PRIVATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DURING COVID-19 ENDEMIC IN CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 6(1), 967–975. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v6i1.247

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