Mental well-being and sleep hygiene in undergraduate dance students during the Coronavirus Pandemic: an exploratory analysis

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Farmer, C. and Rogan, K. 2022. Mental well-being and sleep hygiene in undergraduate dance students during the Coronavirus Pandemic: an exploratory analysis. Journal of Dance Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15290824.2021.2009122
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TitleMental well-being and sleep hygiene in undergraduate dance students during the Coronavirus Pandemic: an exploratory analysis
AuthorsFarmer, C. and Rogan, K.
Abstract

The novel coronavirus caused a global pandemic with negative implications on stress and a significant impact on dance education. The aim of this study was to investigate mental well-being and sleep hygiene in undergraduate dance students during this global pandemic. Fourteen undergraduate dance students completed the DASS-21, PSQI, and questions relating to motivation to participate in online and in-studio classes in week 2 and week 26 of the 2020–2021 academic year. Although no significant differences were found between these time points for depression, anxiety, stress, or sleep quality, levels of anxiety and stress were classified as severe and extremely severe consistently. Sleep quality, efficiency, and duration were good; however, sleep timings may impact mental well-being. It is recommended that due to chronic levels of stress amongst dancers, which may have also been accentuated by the global pandemic, that mindfulness, somatic practice, and aerobic fitness training be incorporated into dance programs.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
Research GroupDance group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalJournal of Dance Education
ISSN1529-0824
Electronic2158-074X
Publication dates
Online10 Feb 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Apr 2022
Accepted10 Nov 2021
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Dance Education on 10 Feb 2022, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15290824.2021.2009122

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15290824.2021.2009122
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