Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98975
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Omey, Eddy
Verhaest, Dieter
Vermeir, Aurélie
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8232
Abstract: 
This study assesses the relationship between sleep quality and academic achievement. We survey college students about their sleep quality by means of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) before the start of their first exam period at university. PSQI scores are matched with course marks in this first exam period. Instrumenting PSQI scores by sleep quality during secondary education, we find that increasing total sleep quality with one standard deviation leads to 4.85 percentage point higher course marks.
Subjects: 
economics of education
economics of health
economics of sleep
academic achievement
sleep quality
JEL: 
I10
J24
I23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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