Effects of Team Sports Participation on Sleep Quality and Psychological Well-Being Among College Students
Mental health is a highly prevalent issue on college campuses, however, issues pertaining to mental health is often overlooked as society places more pressure on academic success. The common issue of lack of sleep and decline in psychological well-being in college students can lead to detrimental effects on students’ overall health. Recently, there has been a growing body of research examining the effects of physical activity on psychological well-being and many have shown that increased physical activity can have a positive impact on mental health.
This research aims to assess the effectiveness of team sports participation in improving psychological well-being and sleep quality among college students in comparison to participation in strength and conditioning activities.
Contradictory to the initial hypothesis of the group participating in team sports activities having higher levels of psychological well-being as well as experiencing a better quality of sleep in comparison to the group participating in strength and conditioning classes, it was found that there was no significant difference among the levels of psychological well-being and experiences in sleep quality between the two groups.
UROP 2019 poster authors:
Yumi Kim, Emily Cousino, Dylan Kong, Dr. Weiyun Chen Ph.D.