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To investigate the relationship between in-bed mobile phone use, quality of sleep and levels of depression, anxiety and stress in young adults

Rowlinson, Alycia (2016) To investigate the relationship between in-bed mobile phone use, quality of sleep and levels of depression, anxiety and stress in young adults. Manchester Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)

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"Electronic media is becoming increasingly more dynamic, portable and is emerging into most aspects of life. Presently, it is popular to use electronic devices in the hours preceding bedtime and it has become of recent interest to consider whether electronic media use in-bed is related to the quality of sleep followed. A poor sleep can lead to psychological health problems. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between in-bed mobile phone use, sleep quality and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in a young adult population in order to extend the emerging research base regarding electronic media use, sleep quality and psychological well-being. This study is one of the first to investigate the association between in-bed mobile phone use explicitly, alongside the variables sleep quality and depression, anxiety and stress, particularly in young adults. 256 young adults aged 18-39 completed a series of online self-report questionnaires that provided scores for each variable. Foremost, Pearson’s correlation coefficients established relationships between all variables. Three main research questions were addressed. However, after a series of regression analyses and further testing to determine the significance of mediators, sleep quality was presented to be the most influential predictor of depression, anxiety and stress symptoms."

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