Psychological distress, drug use, and internet use: the association with poor sleep quality in a sample of secondary school students

Anthony A OlashoreOlaniyi O Ayilara


BackgroundSleep problems are common among children and adolescents. Sleep quality plays a significant role in adolescents’ mental health. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of poor sleep quality (PSQ) among secondary school students, identify sociodemographic factors associated with PSQ in this group, and to examine the independent associations of psychological distress, stimulant use and internet use with PSQ.MethodsData were collected from 420 secondary school students from four different schools who were selected using a mixture of convenience and random sampling. A set of questionnaires was administered to collect data, and it consisted of 5 sections measuring: the sociodemographic, drug use, psychological distress, internet use, and sleep qualityResultsA total of 378 questionnaires were analyzed. The prevalence of those with PSQ was 12.2%. A logistic regression model showed that anxiety (AOR=1.20, 95%CI:1.10-1.32), depression (AOR=1.12, 95%CI:1.00-1.25), and internet use (AOR=1.02, 95%CI:1.00-1.03) were significantly associated with PSQ.ConclusionsPSQ commonly exists among students and has a relationship with their psychological state and potentially addictive behavior, such as internet use. A bi-directional evalu...Continue Reading

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