Maria Senf

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Conference Poster

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Barber, Larissa K.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Psychology


Compared to the general population, college students have poorer sleep habits, which also tend to negatively affect their academic performance. Research suggests that part of this issue is due to technology use patterns among students. Given this context, it is important for students to manage the use of technology in order to protect their sleep time. The purpose of this study is to determine whether sleep and technology management training can increase positive behavioral outcomes in students. This study examines the efficacy of an educational training session that adds information pertaining to boundary creation around technology use around bedtime to the Sleep Treatment Education Program for Students (STEPS). By comparing the results of the enhanced training session (STEPS-TECH; n = 30) to the original STEPS program (n = 30) and a control group (n = 30) using an experimental design, my goal is it to determine if making people aware of their technology use around sleep time can improve their sleep habits, technology boundary management, and academic/social burnout.




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