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dc.contributor.authorTodd, J.
dc.contributor.authorMullan, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:59:50Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:59:50Z
dc.date.created2014-09-02T20:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2014-09-03
dc.identifier.citationTodd, J. and Mullan, B. 2013. The role of self-regulation in predicting sleep hygiene in university students. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 18 (3): pp. 275-288.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/27570
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13548506.2012.701756
dc.description.abstract

University students have poor sleep hygiene, leading to poorer health. Facets of self-regulation such as planning, behavioural inhibition, cognitive flexibility and working memory were explored in relation to three sleep hygiene behaviours: Avoiding stress or anxiety before bed, avoiding going to bed hungry or thirsty, and making the bedroom restful. One hundred and thirty-seven participants took part in an Internet-based survey over two time points separated by a period of two weeks. Only cognitive flexibility and behavioural inhibition correlated with sleep hygiene. Cognitive flexibility significantly predicted an aspect of sleep hygiene after controlling for past behaviour. However, when past behaviour was controlled for, behavioural inhibition no longer predicted sleep hygiene. Thus, cognitive flexibility may play a role in explaining sleep hygiene; however, behavioural inhibition does not appear as important as previously assumed. Further research could build on this study to determine whether cognitive flexibility can be experimentally improved.

dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.titleThe role of self-regulation in predicting sleep hygiene in university students
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2014-09-03
dcterms.source.volume18
dcterms.source.number3
dcterms.source.startPage275
dcterms.source.endPage288
dcterms.source.issn1354-8506
dcterms.source.titlePsychology, Health & Medicine
curtin.digitool.pid200419
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This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Psychology, Health & Medicine (2013), copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13548506.2012.701756">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13548506.2012.701756</a>.

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curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-VC-ORD-SW-81160
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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