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Correlation of Screen Hours and Sleep Pattern with Academic Performance among School Going Children Residing in New Delhi
Research Article
Dr. Aastha Sehgal, Dr. Archie Madan and Dr. Amit Sachdeva
Screen hours
Sleep pattern
Academic performance
School Children
New Delhi.
Background: Previous studies documented that excessive screen hours and inadequate sleep duration have been found to be associated with poorer academic performance. Hence, this study was done to evaluate the correlation of Screen hours and Sleep pattern with academic performance among school going children residing in New Delhi. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed in January to March 2022 among 400 students chosen using a simple random sampling procedure in New Delhi. Data was collected through school teachers based on their observation and analyzed using Epi info version 7. To predict the correlation of screen hours and sleep pattern with academic performance, a univariate analysis was done. At a p-value of 0.05 was taken as statistically significant. Results: Present study included 180(45%) females and 220(55%) male school children from New Delhi. Among them 243(60.8%) were ≤10years while 157(39.2%) were >10 years old. In the present study, 145(36.3%) students had academic performance score 5 as assessed by teacher, 150(37.5%) had 4, 79(19.8%) had 3, 18(4.5%) had 2 and 8(2%) had academic performance score of 1. The mean academic performance score was 4.02±0.960 as assessed by teacher. In the present study, academic performance score was significantly more in students who had duration of watching screen per day was <2 hours, duration of watching TV on a typical day <2 hours duration of using smartphone on a typical day <2 hours, Average duration of sleep per day on a weekday between 6-8 hours, and who didn’t had habit of watching mobile/TV before sleeping while there was no significant difference between the students on the basis of duration internet surfing, duration of videogames/games on screen per day and duration of onset of sleep after going to bed. Conclusion: The present study concluded that academic performance of the school children was significantly associated with duration of screen hours and average duration of sleep per day
Sept. 10, 2022
Volume:3 | Issue:5 (2022)
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