Author: Uzma Ijaz
Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of the present study is to find out the relationship between quality of sleep and happiness among the Punjab University students. A sample of 100 students (50 females, 50 males) from different departments of University of the Punjab, Lahore, was taken for the research purpose through non probability convenient sampling technique. Data were obtained from the students through Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by Hills and Argyle (2001) and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index by Buysse, Reynolds, Monk, Berman and Kupfer (1989). The relationship between quality of sleep and happiness was examined through Pearson product moment correlation. The result showed significant positive relationship between quality of sleep and happiness. The relationship between quality and quantity of sleep was also examined and no significant relationship was found between them. The relationship of income and quantity of sleep with happiness was also examined and no significant relationship was found. It was concluded from the research findings that good quality of sleep increases the level of happiness whereas happiness does not depend on duration (quantity) of sleep. Independent sample t-test showed that there is no statistically significant difference in males and females in term of their level of happiness.
Keywords:` Sleep, Happiness, Income, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, Independent sample t-test
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