Ethnicity, Sleep Hygiene Knowledge, and Sleep Hygiene Practices

Percept Mot Skills. 1999 Jun;88(3 Pt 2):1095-6. doi: 10.2466/pms.1999.88.3c.1095.


We tested the mean differences in scores on Sleep Hygiene Knowledge and on Sleep Hygiene Practices among four ethnic groups of university students (N = 963). We computed significant main effects for ethnicity for both of these variables. Primarily the results reflect that the Euro-American students scored significantly higher on both scales than each of the other three groups.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Ethnicity / psychology
  • Ethnicity / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Hygiene*
  • Male
  • Sleep*
  • Students / psychology
  • Students / statistics & numerical data
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States