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Journal Title
Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire (CASQ): Sleep Pattern among Undergraduates in Malaysia
SAPJ Code
2040, 2050, 4030
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Abstract

Daytime sleepiness among adolescents is nearly universal; the sleep/wake rhythm in humans is regulated by the circadian timing system that makes people sleepy at certain times of the day. Research suggests academic performance is affected by lack of sleep may influence hence the importance of this study at tertiary level. A survey of 707 full-time undergraduates at a local university in Malaysia was conducted using a modified Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire. The modified CASQ was found to be reliable and significant and thus suitable to be used to measure students daytime sleepiness. Results showed that male students (n=237) reported significantly higher daytime sleepiness. There is a significant difference between academic performance and sleepiness. Science stream students are more likely to record higher sleepiness compared to non-science students. There is a need to increase the awareness of this problem in the education and to further research on this issue in the Malaysian context.

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Asocc Prof. Murnizam Halik
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