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Human Development and Family Studies
College students are a sleep-deprived population, with first-year students facing a number of specific challenges to sleep. As students transition into and through the first year of college, sleep may be sacrificed for a variety of reasons. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with fifteen first-year students, exploring factors that impacted sleep during the first semester of college. Study participants identified three unique but related themes that impacted their sleep: socializing trumps sleep; fear of missing out; and social/technological distractions. Implications are provided for balancing social, academic and biological demands in emerging adulthood.
Adams, S.K., Williford, D., Vaccaro, A., Kisler, T.S., *Francis, A., & Newman, B. (2016). The Young and the restless: Socializing trumps sleep, fear of missing out, and technological distractions in first year college students. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2016.1181557
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2016.1181557
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