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Title: An exploration of insomnia, its correlates and psychological treatment options in younger and older adults, and in post stroke survivors
Author: McDonald, Kirsty
ISNI:       0000 0004 9355 9451
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2020
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Background: Previous research has found an association between loneliness and insomnia however it is unclear if this link exists within a student population and if so, whether it is mediated by feelings of anxiety and depression. This study explores this further. Methods: Secondary data was analysed on 1117 undergraduate students, across 6 UK Universities, who had completed self-report measures of insomnia, loneliness, anxiety, and depression Results: A moderate association (r=-.388, p < .001) was found between loneliness and insomnia. Multiple regression indicated that depression fully mediated the relationship between loneliness and insomnia, whilst there was no mediating effect of anxiety. Conclusion: Students with symptoms of insomnia and loneliness are likely to experience symptoms of depression although not necessarily anxiety. Although loneliness is not classed as a psychiatric disorder, treating symptoms of depression may benefit those with complaints of loneliness and insomnia since a reduction in depression may indirectly reduce these symptoms too.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; H Social Sciences (General)