Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

The Association Between Sleep Difficulties and Experiencing Abuse Among Collegiate Athletes

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Prevention and Community Health

Keywords

college athletes, sleep, sexual abuse, physical abuse, health

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

Collegiate athletes are a vulnerable subpopulation among all college students. Given their competing academic and athletic demands, they are subject to a range of health issues including sleep difficulties. Studies have shown that practice time, travel, competition, academic, and athletic demands are factors that can adversely affect sleep. Additionally, research shows that collegiate athletes are more likely than non-athletes to experience verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Risk factors of abuse include alcohol, depression, and sleep difficulties. This study aims to explore dimensions of sleep difficulties that are specifically associated with experiencing abuse. Gaining an understanding for these sleep risk factors among this population will allow for consequential prevention and intervention programs to address issues of abuse.

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The Association Between Sleep Difficulties and Experiencing Abuse Among Collegiate Athletes

Collegiate athletes are a vulnerable subpopulation among all college students. Given their competing academic and athletic demands, they are subject to a range of health issues including sleep difficulties. Studies have shown that practice time, travel, competition, academic, and athletic demands are factors that can adversely affect sleep. Additionally, research shows that collegiate athletes are more likely than non-athletes to experience verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Risk factors of abuse include alcohol, depression, and sleep difficulties. This study aims to explore dimensions of sleep difficulties that are specifically associated with experiencing abuse. Gaining an understanding for these sleep risk factors among this population will allow for consequential prevention and intervention programs to address issues of abuse.