Polls have illustrated that there may be a correlation between sleep duration, sleep quality (level of sleep disturbance) and levels of stress (American Psychological Association, 2012; National Sleep Foundation, 2009). Self-reporting of sleep and stress levels may indicate trends, but this relationship needs to be established by utilizing proper scientific methodology so that relationships can be quantified. In this study, the relationship between sleep and stress will be explored using students in HS201.
STEP 1: Hypothesis Generation
It is hypothesized that amongst students of HS201, levels of stress will be negatively correlated with both sleep duration and sleep score. The independent variable is the ...