Role of Quality of Sleep in between Academic Stress and Mental Health among College Science Students: Gendered Perspective

  • Aimen Faruki
  • Ghulam Ishaq
  • Dr. RafiaRafique
Keywords: Academic stress, mental health, poor sleep quality, gender


The current study was intended to find out the relationship among academic stress, quality of sleep and mental health problems of college science students. The sample of this study was college science students and it comprised of 72 boys and 78 girl students with an age range of 16 to 19 years (M =17.21, SD =0.80) drawn through purposive sampling strategy. Urdu translated version of educational stress scale for adolescent (Sun, Dunne, Hou, & Xu, 2011), depression anxiety stress scale-21 (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) and Pittsburgh sleep quality index (Buysse, Reynolds, Monk, & Kupfer, 1989) were used to collect information for academic stress, mental health problems and poor sleep quality, respectively. A mediation analysis through AMOS showed that academic stress has indirect effect on mental health problems through poor quality of sleep. Academic stress and poor quality of sleep has a negative impact on mental health of students through several ways.