Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Nursing Students’ Sleep Patterns, Social Jet Lag, and Quality of Life*,**


Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, İstanbul University—Cerrahpaşa, Institute of Graduate Studies, Fundamentals of Nursing Thesis Master’s Program, Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, İstanbul University—Cerrahpaşa, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2023; 31: 97-104
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2023.22176
Read: 1159 Downloads: 427 Published: 01 June 2023

AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the chronotypes of nursing students, social jet lag, and quality of life.

METHOD: This study was planned and performed in a descriptive, method. Research data were collected in the 2019–2020 fall semester. The research population consisted of nursing students working at the nursing departments of state and private universities in Istanbul. The study sample included 1152 nursing students who agreed to participate in the study after obtaining informed consent. Data were collected using the “Student Information Form,” “Morningness- Eveningness Scale,” and “Short Form of the Turkish WHO Quality of Life Scale.”

RESULTS: Of the nursing students, 81.2% (n = 935) were women, 26.5% (n = 305) were first-year students, 86.5% (n = 997) were non-smoker, and 92.4% (n = 1065) not consumed alcohol. Most of the nursing students in this study were intermediate chronotypes (80.2%). Students’ social-jet lag mean value was 1.36±0.73 hours (min:0-max:4.8). Multiple regression analysis showed that an increase in social jetlag decreases the average scores of the physical and environmental subdimension and an increase in the morning chronotype increases the average scores of the physical, mental, and social subdimension.

CONCLUSION: High social jet lag reduced the quality of life and a morning chronotype improved the quality of life.

Cite this article as: Yüksel, A., & Özakgül, A. (2023). Evaluation of nursing students’ sleep patterns, social jet lag, and quality of life. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 31(2), 97-104.

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