[EN] The Relationship between Sleep Quality and Academic Performance Among The Institute of Higher Education (IPTA) Students in Terengganu, Malaysia

  • Norfatiha Othman Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Nurul Amalin Farhana Kamarul Zaman Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Keywords: sleep, academic perfomance, health, emotion, sleep deprivation


Sleep deprivation has a variety of negative consequences on individuals, including exhaustion, hypersomnia, and effects on neurocognitive function in students such as problems concentrating, remembering things, processing information, learning, speaking, and understanding. Sleep problems and sleep disorders significantly impact the academic success of university students. This research used quantitative research design using a survey research approach which involves 113 students from three different universities in Terengganu, Malaysia namely Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (campus Gong Badak) and Universiti Technology Mara, Kuala Terengganu. Quantitative methods are suitable to help researchers in determining the number of students who do not get enough sleep. The data collection method used in this survey was a Google Form and form link was distributed through private social networks such as WhatsApp and Telegram. The collected data will be analyzed using software SPSS to find out the mean average amount. The findings of the average mean revealed that social factors have the biggest impact on how well students sleep, with an average mean of 2.68 Furthermore, not getting enough sleep has several negative consequences on students' psychological health, with an average mean of 1.97. Inadequate sleep clearly affects students' emotions, which has a severe impact on their academic performance. Future studies should examine the effectiveness of improving sleep as well as students' academic performance by introducing a sleep intervention program in universities in Malaysia.


Author Biography

Nurul Amalin Farhana Kamarul Zaman, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu