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Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Kim Lloyd

Sponsor Department/Program

Deppartment of Sociology

Student Department/Program

Department of Economics


Sleep quality impacts our daily life performance and is influenced by multiple factors like the amount of stress we are under. The purpose of the current research is to empirically examine the influence of stress on the amount of time that IPFW students sleep. Specifically, I test the hypotheses that higher stress levels decrease the amount of sleep that students get and also that class standing increases students’ reported stress levels. Multivariate regression analyses of 491 undergraduates support the hypothesis that higher stress levels decrease the hours that students devote to sleep. However, seniors and students with a higher GPA report experiencing significantly less time devoted to sleep and less stress than their fellow classmates.


Economics | Psychology

The Relationship Between Stress and Sleep Quality Among IPFW Students