SleepingHabitsandAcademicPerformanceofLibraryandInformationScienceUndergraduatesinNigeria
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Abstract:
Introduction

The workload of studying library and information science (LIS) at undergraduates in Nigeria often accompanieschallenging sleeping habits. Hence, this study examined the influence of sleeping habits on the academic performance of LIS undergraduates in Nigeria.

Methods

The study adopts a mixed-methodsstrategy, using concurrent triangulation. Data were collected using a Web-based questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. Interview sessions were carried out with twelve participants using the Zoom application, and a total of 291 LIS undergraduates completed the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze the research questions and test hypotheses, respectively. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the transcribed interview report.

Results

It was revealed that most LIS undergraduates (85.6%) had good sleep quality during the examination period compared to no examination (14.1%). It was shown that there is a statistically significant effect of levels of study on students’ sleep duration (p-value = 0.02) and a statistically significant effect of types of institution on sleep quality (p-value = 0.03). The thematic analysisfound that sleep duration positively influences academic performance while sleep quality negatively influences academic performance.

Conclusion

It was established that LIS undergraduates have adequate sleep duration and sleep only when there is no examination. This implies that their sleep quality and duration are inadequate during the examination period, indicating that they do not have a healthy sleep habit. Moreover, it was established that sleep duration and sleep quality affect theacademic performance of LIS undergraduates.

Language:
English
Published:
Journal of Medical Library and Information Science, Volume:2 Issue: 1, Winter 2021
Page:
22
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