Sleep Behavior Among Student Athletes

  • Zuridah Ahmad Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Khairi Zawi Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Sleep behavior, Student athletes, ASBQ


This study was conducted to identify the sleep behavior of student athletes. The study involved 116 student athletes in Perak State Sports School as a sample study to identify sleep behavior by making comparisons based on gender, training frequency, level of involvement and age. The researcher used the Athlete Sleep Behavior Questionnaire (ASBQ) which consists of 18 items and is divided into 3 subscales namely routine factors (6 items), behavioral factors (7 items) and sports -related factors (5 items). Inferential analysis t test and One -way ANOVA were used for the purpose of data analysis. The findings of the study showed that there was no significant difference in sleep behavior between male and female student athletes of the Perak State Sports School. In addition, the findings also showed that there were no significant differences in sleep behavior based on the highest level of involvement, training frequency and age among student athletes. In summary, good sleep behavior in sports students is due to an optimal sleep time of at least 7 hours a day.


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How to Cite
Ahmad, Z. and Zawi, M. K. (2022) “Sleep Behavior Among Student Athletes”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 7(3), p. e001394. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v7i3.1394.