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Using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Scores to Predict Polysubstance Use Among College Students

Abstract The effects of over-the-counter drug (OTC) use on college students' health has been debated in the field of psychology with researchers arguing that poor sleep quality among college students is the result of polysubstance use. However, this explanation is not a foregone conclusion. These researchers have not adequately addressed the issue poor sleep quality among college students and its relationship to polysubstance use. This is an important issue because prolonged unsupervised OTC drug use and poor sleep quality can impact long-term health and lessen students' likelihood of being successful in college. This paper addresses the issue of OTC drug use with special attention to sleep quality. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index Scores were... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Lara, Gustavo Ivan (Author) / Vargas, Perla (Advisor) / Burleson, Mary (Committee member) / Robles-Sotelo, Elias (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Health sciences / alcohol / college / drug / over-the-counter / sleep / students
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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